New mixed-gender events approved by IOC for next Olympics

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) yesterday approved new events for the 2020 Tokyo Games.
  • The IOC’s Executive Board made the decision at a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday.
  • There will be no increase in number of athletes and the venues.
  • This decision is a significant step towards achieving the 50 per cent gender balance at the Olympic Games in both athletes and events.
  • In next Olympics at Tokyo there would highest representation of female athletes in Olympic history.

 New events 

Mixed team event for judo

  • Each team will consist of 3 men and 3 women, all representing different weight classes.

Table Tennis  mixed doubles competition

  • The event was featured in the recent world championships in Germany.
  • A Japanese pair won gold.

Three-on-three basketball

  • It will be played for 10-minute game  on a half-sized court is known for its speed.
  • The International Basketball Federation adopted it as an official discipline with common rules in 2007.

Aquatic Swimming, Archery, Athletics , Cycling, Fencing, Triathlon.


The International Olympic Committee is the supreme authority of the worldwide Olympic movement. It is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Headquarters: Lausanne, Switzerland
Founded: 23 June 1894, Paris, France
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