Athletics and swimming mixed relay competitions are among those included at Tokyo 2020 by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), it was announced here today.
A mixed 4×400 metres relay will be held in athletics.
A mixed 4x100m medley mixed relay has been added to the swimming programme.
Male and female BMX freestyle park and 3×3 basketball have also been confirmed as two new disciplines on the programme, as exclusively reported by insidethegames yesterday.
Mixed team competitions have also been added judo, table tennis, archery and triathlon.
A mixed relay will be held in triathlon along with table tennis doubles and mixed team archery and judo.
Men’s and women’s madison cycling races were also added to increase the total number of track events to 12.
Swimming also gained additional men’s 800m and women’s 1500m freestyle races, ensuring that male and females will be able to take part in the same number of events in the pool at Tokyo 2020.
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