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June 23 marks the Olympic Day Run, established by the International Olympic Committee to promote movement, activity and mass participation in sports.

June 23 marks the Olympic Day Run, established by the International Olympic Committee to promote movement, activity and mass participation in sports. For years supporters of various kinds of sports have been fighting to be on the Summer Olympic Games agenda. Whilst some are already celebrating their victory and inclusion in the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic programs — others haven't quite made it to the finish line, just yet…

© Sputnik / Alexey Bogdanovsky / Go to the photo bankIn December, the International Olympic Committee approved new reforms known as “Olympic Agenda 2020,” allowing Olympic host cities to propose that or more events be included into the games.
In December, the International Olympic Committee approved new reforms known as “Olympic Agenda 2020,” allowing Olympic host cities to propose that or more events be included into the games. - Sputnik International
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In December, the International Olympic Committee approved new reforms known as “Olympic Agenda 2020,” allowing Olympic host cities to propose that or more events be included into the games.
© AP PhotoGolf has been voted into one of the final two spots of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Golf has been voted into one of the final two spots of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. - Sputnik International
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Golf has been voted into one of the final two spots of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
© AP PhotoThe International Rugby Board has decided to discontinue the Sevens World Cup to make the Olympic Games its top-profile event of the four-year cycle.
The International Rugby Board has decided to discontinue the Sevens World Cup to make the Olympic Games its top-profile event of the four-year cycle. - Sputnik International
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The International Rugby Board has decided to discontinue the Sevens World Cup to make the Olympic Games its top-profile event of the four-year cycle.
© AP PhotoKitesurfing is a novel concept to the Olympics. There will be single Olympic kitesurfing events for men and women that will take place in Rio.
Kitesurfing is a novel concept to the Olympics. Windsurfing, an Olympic competition since 1984, was removed from the Olympic program in favor of kitesurfing. There will be single Olympic kitesurfing events for men and women that will take place in Rio. - Sputnik International
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Kitesurfing is a novel concept to the Olympics. There will be single Olympic kitesurfing events for men and women that will take place in Rio.
© AP PhotoWindsurfing, an Olympic competition since 1984, was removed from the 2016 Rio Olympic program in favor of kitesurfing.
Windsurfing, an Olympic competition since 1984, was removed from the Olympic program in favor of kitesurfing. - Sputnik International
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Windsurfing, an Olympic competition since 1984, was removed from the 2016 Rio Olympic program in favor of kitesurfing.
© AP PhotoBaseball is one of the sports that could be returning to the Olympic Games in 2020.
Baseball is  one of the sports that could be returning to the Olympic Games in 2020. - Sputnik International
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Baseball is one of the sports that could be returning to the Olympic Games in 2020.
© Flickr / Yelp Inc.In August 2016, the governing body of Bowling will make presentations in Tokyo and organizers will then make recommendations to the IOC about whether they want bowling added to the Games in 2020.
In August 2016, the governing body of Bowling will make presentations in Tokyo and organizers will then make recommendations to the IOC about whether they want bowling added to the Games in 2020. - Sputnik International
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In August 2016, the governing body of Bowling will make presentations in Tokyo and organizers will then make recommendations to the IOC about whether they want bowling added to the Games in 2020.
© AP PhotoSumo is among sports that applied but were not selected to present in front of the International Olympic Committee for “Olympic Agenda 2020.”
Sumo is among sports that applied but were not selected to present in front of the International Olympic Committee for “Olympic Agenda 2020.” - Sputnik International
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Sumo is among sports that applied but were not selected to present in front of the International Olympic Committee for “Olympic Agenda 2020.”
© AP PhotoWushu can still make it to the Olympics 2020, if the IOC decide to give it the green light.
Wushu can still make it to the Olympics 2020, if the IOC decide to give it the green light. - Sputnik International
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Wushu can still make it to the Olympics 2020, if the IOC decide to give it the green light.
© AP PhotoUnfortunately for chess fans, the IOC did not select the game as one of the sports for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Unfortunately for chess fans, the IOC did not select the game as one of the sports for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. - Sputnik International
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Unfortunately for chess fans, the IOC did not select the game as one of the sports for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
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