The 2020 Tokyo Games introduced viewers to skateboarding, surfing and climbing — new Olympic sports that have become fan favorites. On this episode of Debate Club, FiveThirtyEight staff members argue over which other sports deserve a spot in the Olympic lineup. Regardless of how convincing we are, chances are that none of these will make the cut for the 2024 Paris Games or even the 2028 Los Angeles Games. But could we see something like the caber toss or ballroom dancing at the 2032 Brisbane Games? Let us know who you think won the debate and which sport you’d like to see added to the Summer Games!
Tony Chow is a video producer for FiveThirtyEight. @tonyhkchow
Meena Ganesan was a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight. @MeenaGanesan
Kaleigh Rogers is FiveThirtyEight’s technology and politics reporter.
Jasmine Mithani was a visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight. @jazzmyth
Santul Nerkar was a copy editor at FiveThirtyEight. @santulN