New Faces New Sports

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Who are the fresh faces in new Olympic sports?

By Taylor Knight

The 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics will make history with new sports like skateboarding, surfing, karate, sport climbing and baseball. The sports will feature new faces in the Olympic Games.

TAYLOR KNIGHT, REPORTER:

FINALLY!

ONE YEAR LATER AND I AM SO READY FOR SUMMER OLYMPICS.

NOT JUST GYMNASTICS, TRACK AND SWIMMING.

THE TOKYO GAMES WILL INCLUDE FIVE BRAND NEW OLYMPIC SPORTS AND A NEW CLASS OF REMARKABLE WOMEN!

LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT. 

LET’S START OFF WITH SKATEBOARDING AND TWELVE YEAR OLD SKY BROWN.

SHE’S ONE OF THE UK’S YOUNGEST COMPETITORS THIS YEAR AND AFTER A SERIOUS HEAD INJURY, SHE IS READY TO KICK FLIP HER WAY TO GOLD.  

THE NEXT NEW SPORT WILL HAVE YOU HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE BUT THIS DAREDEVIL LIKES A CHALLENGE. 

JANJA GARNBRET IS THE GOLDEN GIRL OF SPORT CLIMBING. SHE’S A SLOVENIAN NATIVE WHO’S WON GOLD IN THE WORLD CUP AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, SO EXPECT LOOK OUT FOR HER AS SHE MAKES HISTORY IN TOKYO.

HARD TO BELIEVE KARATE IS JUST MAKING ITS OLYMPIC DEBUT, IT’S SO OLD SCHOOL AND THAT’S WHY YOU ARE GOING LOVE SAKURA KOKUMAI, SHE’S REPRESENTING THE US IN KATA.

THAT’S A TYPE OF KARATE STYLE HAS A SERIES OF CHOREOGRAPHED MOVES COMBINING POWER AND FORM.

IT’S ABOUT TIME SURFS UP IN THE SUMMER GAMES.

ALL EYES WILL BE ON AUSTRALIA’S STEPHANIE GILMORE, A SEVEN TIME WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SURFER.

GILMORES AGGRESSIVE AND TECHNICAL TECHNIQUE MAKES HER A STANDOUT COMPETITOR, SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT. 

THE FIFTH NEW SPORT IS BASEBALL, BUT IT’S NOT TOTALLY NEW IT JUST HASN’T BEEN IN THE SUMMER GAMES SINCE 2008.

COMMENT BELOW LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER OLYMPIC SPORT IS.

Straight Arrow Bias Meter™ rating: neutral
Jonathan HardingMay 25, 2021, 2:49pm CT

Little confused as to how "good story" could rate the story "liberal". Was it too "Title IX"? Or was it the globalism of highlighting women from different nations? Or, was it too diverse with an Asian-American athlete or a black female reporter? Or being about the Olympics was there too much focus on youth (especially that 12 year-old Brit)? Hmm!

Straight Arrow Bias Meter™ rating: liberal
May 25, 2021, 10:58am CT

good story

Straight Arrow Bias Meter™ rating: neutral
Jonathan HardingMay 25, 2021, 2:49pm CT

Little confused as to how "good story" could rate the story "liberal". Was it too "Title IX"? Or was it the globalism of highlighting women from different nations? Or, was it too diverse with an Asian-American athlete or a black female reporter? Or being about the Olympics was there too much focus on youth (especially that 12 year-old Brit)? Hmm!

Straight Arrow Bias Meter™ rating: liberal
May 25, 2021, 10:58am CT

good story

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Jonathan HardingMay 25, 2021, 2:49pm CT

Little confused as to how "good story" could rate the story "liberal". Was it too "Title IX"? Or was it the globalism of highlighting women from different nations? Or, was it too diverse with an Asian-American athlete or a black female reporter? Or being about the Olympics was there too much focus on youth (especially that 12 year-old Brit)? Hmm!

Straight Arrow Bias Meter™ rating: liberal
May 25, 2021, 10:58am CT

good story