2020 Olympic Games: 10 Homes with Built-in Training Facilities for New Events

With new events like surfing, karate and climbing being added to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, these homes would be the perfect spot to live the life of a future gold medalist.

With the 2016 Olympic games in full swing, we’ve all become professional sports spectators. It can sometimes feel silly to watch such athletic feats from the couch, so we decided it’s about time to start training for Tokyo 2020. Lucky for us, there are a few new sports being added to the mix: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, climbing, and surfing.

To help you get ready to win gold four years from now, here are a few homes with built-in training facilities:

Baseball/softball

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985 Deepwater Rd., Brownwood, TX listed by Stephen Young with Coldwell Banker Mark Campbell & Associates

This lakefront retreat would suit even baseball’s greatest stars with it’s outdoor batting cage.  Drop down the netting on both sides of this covered outdoor space and knock out homers all day long.  You’ll be drafted well before Tokyo.

13935 Hilldale Rd, Valley Center, CA listed by Pat & Judy Bresnahan with Coldwell Banker Village Properties

13935 Hilldale Rd, Valley Center, CA listed by Pat & Judy Bresnahan with Coldwell Banker Village Properties

How can you not become a baseball star with a diamond in your backyard?  Invite your friends over for 9 innings and then hop in the pool to cool off and show off your other Olympic skills.

Karate

1220 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA listed by Jade Mills with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1220 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA listed by Jade Mills with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

The workout studio in this spectacular Beverly Hills, CA would be the perfect place to hone your martial art skills, work on your yoga practice, or simply meditate about how you’ve just won the home Olympics…if there ever was such a thing.

Skateboarding

59 Central Avenue, Rye, NY listed by Michele Flood with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

59 Central Avenue, Rye, NY listed by Michele Flood with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

With a wide circular drive like this Rye, NY estate, we’d be skateboarding Olympics-ready in no time.

Climbing

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103 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT listed by Kathleen O’Connell with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

This rock gym takes playing indoors to a new level – literally. The slanted wall makes for even more difficult training.

5702 W Forestwood, Peoria, IL listed by Mark Ferrill with Coldwell Banker Honig-bell

5702 W Forestwood, Peoria, IL listed by Mark Ferrill with Coldwell Banker Honig-bell

In this Illinois home, the homeowner’s incorporated an indoor sport court which includes a basketball hoop and massive climbing wall. Talk about amenities!

304 Caruso Ct, Sandy Springs, GA listed by Robin Blass with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

304 Caruso Ct, Sandy Springs, GA listed by Robin Blass with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

We love the idea of incorporating a climbing wall into a home gym.  And this Sandy Springs, GA home does not disappoint!

Surfing

81 Aleiki Pl, Paia, HI listed by Rhonda Smith-Sanchez with Coldwell Banker Island Properties

81 Aleiki Pl, Paia, HI listed by Rhonda Smith-Sanchez with Coldwell Banker Island Properties

Located on Hawaii’s North Shore, also known as mecca for surfers, this home would make the perfect place to train for Toyko 2020’s new surfing Olympic event.  Then again, it would make the perfect place to simply sit and relax for the next four years, too.

1500 Wharf Rd 22, Capitola, CA listed by Margaret Julien with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

1500 Wharf Rd 22, Capitola, CA listed by Margaret Julien with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

When you can literally watch the surf out your front door, you know you’re in the right place.  What’s more? There’s even a coat closet turned surf board storage space so you can simply grab your gear and go catch the perfect wave!

5-7858 KUHIO HWY, Haena, HI listed by Michael Schmidt with Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty

5-7858 KUHIO HWY, Haena, HI listed by Michael Schmidt with Coldwell Banker Bali Hai Realty

Need we say more?

Victoria Keichinger is the Brand Engagement Manager with Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She grew up in New Jersey, before attending the University of Miami and still remains a proud 'Cane. Going back to her roots, she currently lives in Hoboken, NJ where she enjoys runs along the Hudson and eating at great restaurants. A true francophile, she loves to travel and will go anywhere there are ski slopes.

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