The inclusion of new action sports can offend Olympic traditionalists and outsiders alike. But it’s part of a long-term strategy to keep the games relevant and appealing to younger fans.
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More action sports will be on the Olympic bill in Tokyo with skateboarding, surfing and climbing added to the programme.