Sport climbing is one of the five new sports that were approved by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Aug. 3 for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 2020 Games will also include skateboarding, surfing, karate and baseball/softball. Like climbing, which has been growing in popularity in recent years, most of these sports appeal to younger people, who have shown less interest than their parents lately in the Olympics. The five new sports will not replace any of the 28 sports already on the schedule, and the athlete and event quotas of the existing Olympic sports will be unaffected by the new sports. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee submitted its proposal for the five new sports to the IOC in September 2015. The inclusion of the new sports will add 18 events and around 474 athletes. Discussions on the event program for Tokyo 2020 are ongoing, and will be finalized by the IOC Executive Board in mid-2017. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) will present a draft for the selection process at its plenary assembly in Quebec City on March 11.