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Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing set for LA 2028 inclusion, trio of sports in doubt

LA28 Olympic mural by artist Steven Harrington displayed on the corner of Stanley Street and Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing are set to be included at Los Angeles’ 2028 Olympics after being named in the initial programme of 28 sports.

The news was confirmed today by the International Olympic Committee, which also said there is a “pathway” for the long-standing Olympic sports of boxing, modern pentathlon and weightlifting to be part of the LA 2028 programme, but only if they sufficiently address concerns. None of the three were included among the 28 sports and they have until 2023 to secure re-inclusion.

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