But not everyone is disappointed.

Opinions from the karate world seemed somewhat more aligned. The World Karate Federation welcomed the moment as “historical,” and many competitors in the sport have celebrated the news:

As for climbing, its fans had a campaign to promote the inclusion of the sport in Tokyo 2020—and several climbing organization have been quick to celebrate the victory.

In total, the newly chosen disciplines are expected to add 18 events to the Olympics program, and 474 athletes to the competition. The number of athletes will be divided evenly among men and women, except for baseball and softball. While an equal number of men’s and women’s teams will be invited to compete, baseball teams have 24 men apiece, while each softball team will have 15 women.

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