Olympics: Baseball, surfing among five sports recommended for Tokyo 2020

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Five sports, including baseball, skateboarding and surfing, are on track to feature at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after the IOC on Wednesday recommended their inclusion to attract a younger audience, said a source close to the discussions.

The International Olympic Committee now needs to rubber stamp the inclusion of skateboarding, surfing, sports climbing, karate plus the joint baseball/softball bid at its session in Rio de Janeiro in August.