Three sports excluded from next summer Olympics
The organizing committee of the 2024 Olympic Games, which will be held in Paris, has published a list of approved sports on the website. So, karate, baseball and softball were removed from the list, Kazpravda.kz refers to Sports.kz reporting.
Instead, break dance, as well as sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing will appear at the Games.
The organizing committee stated that the program is final and cannot be changed. In its choice, the committee was guided by the popularity of sports in social media, among young people, as well as entertainment.
Meanwhile, representatives of the World Karate Federation said that the results of the first Olympic performance of this sport deserve to remain on the list of the Games in the future.
Karate was for the first time included in the Olympics at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, which allowed domestic karate fighters Darkhan Asadilov and Sofya Berultseva to win two bronze medals for Kazakhstan.