The Tokyo Olympics – New sports at the Summer Games

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Mexico’s hopes for baseball gold dimmed by COVID-19

A blow to Mexico’s baseball team, heading into the Tokyo Olympics. Two of its pitchers have tested positive for COVID-19 – prompting a last-minute search for replacements.

The development mars what otherwise has been a journey of pride for Mexico — in a sport with a big national following.



Sport climbing added to the Tokyo Olympics

Climbing, as a competitive activity, goes back centuries.

Though it only became a professional sport in the mid-1980s, and this year, climbing goes under the spotlight for its Olympic Debut at the Tokyo Games.



Skateboarding competition ollies into the Tokyo Olympics

Skateboarding will be featured in the Olympic Games for the first time this year in Tokyo. It’s one of the newest sports to join the games but has a long and storied history.

CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports.