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VOTE: What’s your favorite summer Olympic sport?


TOKYO, Japan (KWWL) -- With the Olympics officially kicking off on Friday on KWWL, we want to know what sports people are most excited to tune in for. Do you have a go-to sport to follow or a favorite athlete?

In total, there are over 45 sports that athletes will compete in at the Tokyo Olympics. There are even some new additions making their Olympic debut this year including surfing, skateboarding, sport climbing, and karate. Other disciplines being added are 3X3 basketball and BMX freestyle. Baseball and softball will also be returning to the Olympics for the first time since 2008.

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Vote below to let us know what your favorite Olympic sport is!

Check out the full Olympic schedule for when your favorite sport is airing on KWWL. Coverage begins Friday at 5:55 a.m. with the live Opening Ceremony, which will be rebroadcasted at 6:30 p.m. Friday night.

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