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There will [be / being] more mixed-gender events and more women at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said men and women would [complete / compete] together in archery, athletics, judo, sailing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, and [triathlete / triathlon] . There will be a 4x400m mixed [rally / relay] in athletics and a 4x100m mixed relay [in / on] swimming. British Olympics swimming [champion / championship] Adam Peaty told the BBC that having [mixer / mixed] events in Tokyo would make the Olympics "more fun". He said "It's something that would make things a little bit more [funny / fun] ….It's great to mix things up from what they've been for so [longing / long] as it adds a little spice and mixed events are [great / grate] to watch."

The IOC also [announcement / announced] that there would be more sports at the Tokyo Olympics. IOC president Thomas Bach said the Games will be "more [youthful / youth] , more urban and [include / included] more women". Not everyone is happy [for / with] the introduction of the new events. Some people said it was wrong [to / for] include urban sports like skateboarding, 3-on-3 basketball, sport [climbing / climber] and BMX freestyle. These are to try and get more [youth / young] people to watch the Games. Having newer sports means there will be fewer athletes [in / on] more traditional events like weightlifting and wrestling. Tokyo will be the [most / must] gender-balanced Olympics ever. Women will [take / make] up 48.8 per cent of athletes who will compete at the Games.

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