3-on-3 basketball, mixed-gender relays added to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

On Friday, the IOC executive board announced new events will be added to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The 2020 Games will feature 339 medal events, as opposed to the 306 in 2016’s Rio Games.
In August 2016, the IOC added baseball, softball, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to the Tokyo Games.
The new events are as follows:
Aquatics (Swimming)
1) Men’s 800m Freestyle
2) Women’s 1500m Freestyle
3) Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay
1) Mixed Team Event
Athletics (Track & Field)
1) Mixed 4x400m Relay
1) Women’s 3-on-3 (8 Teams)
2) Men’s 3-on-3 (8 Teams)
Cycling (BMX)
1) Women’s Freestyle Park
2) Men’s Freestyle Park
Cycling (Track)
1) Men’s Madison
2) Women’s Madison
1) Men’s Team Events 
2) Women’s Team Events
1) Mixed Team Event
Table Tennis
1) Mixed Doubles
1) Mixed Team Relay
**Editor’s note: “Mixed” indicates the event will be mixed-gender.

The IOC says the decision is a “significant step toward achieving a 50 percent gender balance at the Olympic Games in both athletes and events.”
The 2020 Games are set to kick off from Tokyo on July 24, 2020, with closing ceremonies slated for August 9, 2020.


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