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RIO DE JANEIROa292; Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Wednesday approved five new sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Gamesa292; including baseball and softballa292; karatea292; skateboarda292; sports climbing and surfing.
The decision by the 129th IOC Session in Rio de Janeiro underlined the top sports organization's effort to attract young people.
The IOC session voted unanimously in favor of the sports which were proposed by the 2020 organizers and will make a one-off appearance in the Games.
Under new rulesa292; Olympic host cities can hand-pick sports they want in the Games to join the existing 28 core sports.
""Today's vote was the culmination of a two-year process that began with the unanimous approval of the IOC's strategic roadmap in 2014. The recommendation to give Organizing Committees the flexibility to propose new sports for their edition of the Games was intended to put even more focus on innovationa292; flexibility and youth in the development Olympic programmea292;"" said the IOC in a statement.
""We want to take sport to the youth... Tokyo 2020's balanced proposal fulfils all of the goals of the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommendation that allowed it. Taken togethera292; the five sports are an innovative combination of established and emerginga292; youth-focused events that are popular in Japan and will add to the legacy of the Tokyo Gamesa292;"" said IOC President Thomas Bach.
The inclusion of the new sports will add 18 events and 474 athletes while the athlete or event quotas of existing Olympic sports will not be affected.
by Alessandra Cardone
ROME Mack Hollins Youth Jersey , Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Would Germany's elections results affect the political equilibrium in Italy, the next European country to head to election in few months? Italian analysts and media mulled over the issue in the aftermath of the vote held on Sunday, which granted Chancellor Angela Merkel her fourth term in a row.
Merkel's conservative CDUCSU bloc remained the largest force in the parliament, with 33 percent of the vote. Nonetheless, it suffered its heaviest setback in decades.
An even larger defeat struck the major center-left party Rasul Douglas Youth Jersey , the Social Democrats SPD, which dropped to 20.5 percent from 25.7 percent in the previous election in 2013. The two forces had been leading the country for the past four years through a so-called grand coalition.
As support for mainstream parties weakened -- as already registered in other countries within the European Union (EU) -- anti-immigration and euro-sceptic Alternative fuer Deutschland (AFD) party scored the best result ever for a far-right movement in Germany after World War II. With 12.6 percent of vote, it will enter the parliament for the first time as the third largest force.
Was the same trend likely to repeat itself in Italy, which was going to hold parliamentary elections next spring?
"I think the German vote may indeed affect the next campaign in Italy, in terms of more emphasis given on the need to reform the EU Josh Sweat Youth Jersey ," Federico Niglia, professor of international relations and history with LUISS University in Rome, told Xinhua. "Each political force, of course, would address this issue according to its orientation."
Moderate Avonte Maddox Youth Jersey , pro-European parties would push harder for a reform of some EU policies, in order to better address Italian citizens' needs and worries, Niglia explained.
Their solution for slowing down the populist wave among the electorate (Italian and European) would be to call for "more Europe", not less, but better functioning.
This position would be represented at most by Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) Alshon Jeffery Youth Jersey , which was leading the current coalition government.
On the contrary, euro-sceptic (or simply anti-euro) parties would feel time has come "to give the final push" against the European Union, according to Niglia.
Strongest on this front would be Italy's populist Five Star Movement (M5S) -- currently the largest opposition force, and neck-to-neck with center-left PD in latest opinion polls -- and anti-immigration Northern League party.
The outcome of the German vote would possibly affect Italian parties' strategies in another way, leading business daily Il Sole 24 commented on Tuesday.
"A major topic will be the 'grand coalition' Jordan Hicks Youth Jersey , for which the two main German parties (CDUCSU and SPD) have paid a high price, and especially German Social Democrats," political analyst Lina Palmerini wrote.
This was expected to be the "big taboo" of the Italian campaign, according to Il Sole. "The perspective (of a grand coalition) will be dismissed from both the left and the right, putting both sides in troubles."
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As for the center-right, it would struggle as well, considering the "tight negotiations" ongoing between former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's center-right Forza Italia (FI) party and the Northern League.
Whatever steps Italian parties will decide to take, however Sidney Jones Youth Jersey , some dynamics seen in Germany were to be repeated in Italy's next campaign, according to the head of the European Program with Rome-based Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Antonio Villafranca.
"The trend towards the weakening of mainstream parties has just emerged in Germany, as it did in other countries in recent years, and it is likely to develop in Italy as well Derek Barnett Youth Jersey ," Villafranca told Xinhua.
"Current opinion polls related to the next general elections show in fact a condition of wide fragmentation within our political landscape," he explained. "As a result, it will be probably difficult to form a government, whatever side is going to win elections."