The 2020 Olympics will take on a radical new look, with its urban sports venues open for public use while the games are in progress, International Olympic Committee Vice President John Coates said last week in Tokyo.

Earlier in June, the IOC decided to add 15 events to the Tokyo Olympics to bring the total to 339, including 18 from five new sports — baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing.

Following an IOC Coordination Commission visit of the Aomi urban sports venue in Koto Ward on June 28, Coates, who chairs the commission, said fans will have an opportunity to actually use the venues themselves during the Olympics for sports such as skateboarding, sports climbing and BMX freestyle bicycle riding.