COLUMBUS (WCMH) — In about a year, NBC4’s Matt Barnes will be packing his suitcase as he heads off to bring you coverage of the 2020 Summer Olympics.  

The next Summer Olympic Games kickoff July 24 in Tokyo, Japan with all your favorite sports, from archery, to cycling, to swimming and volleyball are all being featured.  

There will also be new sports added to the games next year, including karate, sport climbing, surfing, skateboarding, and the return of baseball and softball.

Of course, the big talker during the Olympics is the athletes.

Former Ohio State University wrestler Kyle Snyder hopes to defend his gold medal title he won at the 2016 Rio games.

And there are several local athletes hoping to make the games including another former OSU wrestler, Logan Steiber, divers David Dinsmore, of New Albany, and Murphy Bromberg, of Bexley, as well as former OSU gymnasts Sean Melton and Alec Yoder.

And while Matt is a great athlete, he’ll be attending the Olympics to help bring you coverage from NBC4.  

The Olympics run from July 24 to August 9, 2020. For more information visit