IOC approves new events for 2020 Tokyo Game

6/11/2017
The International Olympic Committee has approved new events for the 2020 Tokyo Games, including a number of mixed gender competitions. The IOC’s Executive Board made the decision at a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. The choices reflect the IOC’s focus on gender equality and appeal to young people.
 
The additions include a mixed team event for judo. Table Tennis will also get a mixed doubles competition. The event was featured in the recent world championships in Germany. Three-on-three basketball is an example of the IOC’s focus on youth and urban sports.
 
Important Takeaways-

  • 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be held in PyeongChang.
  • International Olympic Committee headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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