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Mixed-gender events added to 2020 Olympics






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There will be more mixed-gender events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The mixed-gender events will be in archery, athletics, judo, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, and triathlon. There will be mixed relays in athletics and swimming. A swimming champion told the BBC that: "It's something that would make things a little bit more fun….It's great to mix things up…as it adds a little spice and [mixed events] are great to watch."

There will also be more sports and more women in Tokyo. A spokesman said the Games will be "more youthful, more urban and include more women". Not everyone wants urban sports like skateboarding, 3-on-3 basketball, and BMX freestyle. These are to get more young people to watch the Games. These sports mean fewer athletes for traditional events like weightlifting and wrestling. Women will make up 48.8 per cent of the athletes.

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