IOC listening to pitches from eight 2020 Olympics candidate sports

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The time is now. The IOC Executive Board is currently – yes, as I type this – listening to presentations from eight candidate sports to determine which three or four will make the shortlist to be voted on by the entire IOC membership this September in Buenos Aires. Here’s our OlympicTalk breakdown of what each sport brings to the table, and the odds each one has of being included in the 2020 Olympics.

Baseball/Softball Pitch

Karate Pitch

Roller Sports Pitch

Sport Climbing Pitch

Squash Pitch

Wake Boarding Pitch

Wrestling Pitch

Wushu Pitch