Tokyo 2020 Olympics to include more mixed gender events

by Editorial Staff - 2017.06.12
Tokyo 2020 Olympics to include more mixed gender events
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Female athletes will have the most opportunities to compete yet in the 2020 Olympic Games, both with other female athletes and with male athletes. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved last Friday a program for the Tokyo Games that features 18 mixed-gender events, double the amount from the Rio Olympics in 2016. Some of the events where men and women will compete in mixed-gendered teams will include swimming and track relays, a triathlon team relay, table tennis, judo, cycling, and fencing team events. Additionally, a number of other events have been shifted to women's or mixed, in an effort to promote more gender equality. The Tokyo Games program now boasts the highest gender balance ever, with women making up a predicted 48.8% of all athletes, according to the IOC.

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