WSL Responds to Surfing's Recommended Inclusion in 2020 Olympics

The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has announced that it is proposing Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be included as additional sports in the 2020 Summer Olympics. Surfing was originally considered as an option through an ISA bid with WSL's support.

The WSL has released the following statement:

"We are pleased that surfing has been recommended for inclusion in the 2020 Games by the Tokyo Olympic Organizers," said Kieren Perrow, Commissioner of the World Surf League, the sport's global professional governing body. "Surfing's international growth over the past few years, its loyal and enthusiastic fans combined with its globally recognized athletes makes it an ideal sport to showcase on the Olympic stage. We're excited to show billions of Olympic viewers the athleticism and artistry of these world-class surfers."

The WSL will release further details as they become available.

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