Every four years new sports can apply to be in the upcoming Summer Olympic games.  This past Friday was the deadline to apply to be in the upcoming games in Tokyo in 2020.

Phil Ashley,Townsquare Media

I’ve got to say, in my opinion, the Olympics are dangerously close to resembling a company or family picnic.  There were 26 proposals, and some of them are ridiculous and others are AWESOME, like Tug-of-war.

Here's the crazy part.  Tug-of-war actually used to be an Olympic event.  Its last appearance was the 1920 games in Belgium.

Some of the other sports that applied are:  baseball, softball, bowling, bridge, chess, ballroom dancing, ultimate frisbee, football, racquetball, sumo wrestling, surfing and water skiing.

The rest are things you've probably never heard of, like Korfball and Orienteering.

By the way, there is an Orienteering club right here in Boise.  It’s called City of Trees Orienteering.

The committee in charge of the Tokyo Olympics gets to decide if any of them actually get added.  If any have a chance, it's probably baseball or softball, which were a part of the Olympics from 1996 to 2008.


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