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'Tokyo 2020 Receive Applications from 26 New Sports for Olympic Inclusion'

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1027929/tokyo-2020-receive-applications-from-26-new-sports-for-olympic-inclusion

The paragraph regarding events within sports already on the program would seem to hold out hope for the possibility of an ekiden being proposed for inclusion on the Tokyo 2020 program.  Let's hope so.  The now-defunct International Chiba Ekiden course is all set for it, but there is a more visionary option: Do it on the Hakone Ekiden Day One course.



Five stages, each roughly a half marathon, with ~900 m of climb on the final stage finishing in full view of Mt. Fuji.



Incorporating the home country's greatest sporting event into its Olympics in a format everyone would love.  Think how spectacular that would be.  It has to happen.

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