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Olympics Shift: IOC Doubles Number Of Mixed-Gender Events, Adds 5 Sports

The IOC says it will get closer to gender balance among Olympic athletes, boosting women to nearly 49 percent of the total at the Tokyo 2020 games, from 45.6 percent in Rio.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach says new changes will boost female participation in the Olympics and attract young, urban viewers. He is seen here last fall, with Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike (right) and an interpreter. / Tomohiro Ohsumi / Getty Images

Women and men will compete together in mixed relays at the next Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee says, announcing a slate of changes for Tokyo 2020. The IOC says

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