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29.08.12: The International Olympic Committee will evaluate seven candidate sports who will fight for a place in the 2020 Games.

Seven sports will be inspected by the IOC this year. They all want to be part of the 2020 Olympics and inline speed skating is one of them. The IOC will inspect each sport and our sport will be inspected at these world championships so it is important that we put on a good show.
The final decision will be held during the IOC General Assembly scheduled for September 07th, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

We failed to be part of the 2016 Olympic games where Rugby sevens and Golf will be included for the first time. Inline speed skating will have to fight hard to fulfill our Olympic dream. The Olympic games no longer has demonstration sports.

Baseball and softball joined forces for a single candidature while the other candidates are wakeboard, wushu, squash, karate, climbing and inline speed skating of course.

The Olympic Program for the Summer Games allows a maximum of 28 sports. In London 2012 there were 26 disciplines but in Rio de Janeiro 2016 will be 28 with the debut of rugby seven and golf.

For the 2020 Games, at least one sport will leave the Olympic Program and the modern pentathlon is an strong candidate to leave the Olympic family. Taekwondo was also in consideration to leave the games but they showed a great success in London 2012.

The IOC is going to evaluate all the candidates attending each sports major events like they did during the 2008 Worlds in Gijon, Spain.

Softball was already evaluated last july during the World Championshios held in Whitehorse, Canada while baseball will have their date on September 20-24 in Regensburg, Germany during a continental qualifying event.

Inline speed skating will be evaluated during the track races in Ascoli Piceno between September 07-10th including the opening ceremony. The question is to know if the small Italian city could offer a professional event with only some weeks of organization to prepare.

Climbing will be evaluated during September 12-16 in Paris, France while wushu will host the junior world championships in Macau during September 17-25.

Wakeboard, Karate and Squash will be also evaluated in Manila, Hong Kong and Paris respectively.

The winner of the seven candidates will join the 2020 Olympic program and the candidates host city for that games are Istambul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain) and Tokyo (Japan). Rome withdraw for economic reasons.

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