TASS, July 18. The Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the schedule of the summer Games in 2020, which will be held in Tokyo. About it reports a press-service of the organization.

The Olympics will be held from 24 July to 9 August. The program will feature a record 33 sport. Two days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic games will begin competition in football and softball. The opening ceremony will be held July 24.

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It is noted that the schedule of games in softball, baseball can be changed . The schedule of the football tournament must be approved by the Council of the International football Federation in October 2018.

According to the journalist of the portal Around the rings Mark Bisson, the schedule of water sports has not been approved because of disagreements between the IOC and the American NBC TV channel with rights to broadcast.

Earlier, the IOC decided to include five new sports in the Olympic programme in Tokyo: baseball/softball, karate, surfing, climbing and skateboarding. New batch of competitions will act solely for the Games in Tokyo, the organizing Committee of the subsequent summer Olympics will form a competitive program based on its current format.