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Tokyo opens bidding for sports to be added to 2020 Olympics

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Synchronised bidding?

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Disc golf!!!

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MMA

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Baseball!

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Anything but baseball.

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Compulsive shopping

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Anything but baseball.

Well considering which sport is tops in this country and Japan has a high chance in earning a Gold medal, I'd say baseball will win by a landslide.

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Skateboarding and surfing are just messing around; not sports.

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“focus on youth appeal” and engage the Japanese population and a worldwide audience.

So basically they have already chosen baseball and surfing / skateboarding

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Any so called sport that is judged subjectively should be dumped. Too much bias, and open to corruption.

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I've always thought they can bring baseball back when they introduce cricket to the olympics, which isn't likely to happen. I do actually like baseball, but having it in the olympics was a joke.

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DARTS! If shooting is considered a sport then I don't see why we can't have a bit of tungsten bedlam in there too

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Futsal

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Damn it. Karate is long overdue to be added as an Olympic sport. So add Karate already!

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Applications will be examined by a special “additional event program” panel.

Any chance people other than loyal LDP oyaji will be on the panel? Didn't think so.

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Rather watch Baseball than Golf (which is an Olympic sport starting 2016 again).

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Baseball is obviously going to win -- Japan has a good chance of medaling -- despite it not being popular world-wide.

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Invest to new sport A horse archery! Japan can get gold easily.

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SUMO must get its rightful place in World Olympic Games.It has huge fans world over.

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The liquid toss ? Up-skirt photography ? The long grope?

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Mixed Martial Arts

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Any sports that has the word "synchronized" in it, needs to be dropped immediately.

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Second vote that..Mixed Martial Arts!

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why the need for baseball, only two or three countries really play it. Rugby Sevens would be a much better spectator sport

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MMA would be great, but I think the blood would scare off anyone who is actually making the decision.

Please no baseball. Please. Please.

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@Sharma, is that a pun?

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On a global scale baseball is a minority sport, as well as being deathly dull for non-fans to watch. They got rid of it from the Olympics for a reason. Please don't bring it back. Squash and karate are the obvious candidates. I'd love to see darts in the Olympics one day.

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Anything but baseball

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Darts, sure. But from 50 meters.

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Ultrarunning!

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@wtfjapan, Rugby Sevens will be played at the Brazil & Tokyo Olympics, its already been decided. They had it at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland last year, apparently it was a massive success.

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Earthquake reconstruction?

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as well as being deathly dull for non-fans to watch

Same can be said about most sports in the Olympics.

why the need for baseball, only two or three countries really play it.

8 teams qualify

having it in the olympics was a joke.

Why because your country's team doesn't send their best players?

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Karaoke?

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Rugby.........now there's a great game.

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