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Major boost for Female and Youth participation in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games event programme

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Published 15:11 on 12 Jun 2017

The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved the event program for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The decision marks a key milestone in the evolution of the Olympic programme by introducing Youth and Urban innovations, significantly improving gender equality and reducing the overall number of athletes, in turn reducing the footprint of the Olympic Games.

The review process for the Tokyo 2020 programme started in Rio 2016, where comprehensive data were collected for the first time at event level, giving International Sport Federations (IFs) unparallelled insight into the overall performance of their sports, disciplines and events at the Olympic Games. Concurrently, IFs were invited to submit their requests for changes to their events, athlete quotas and competition formats to the IOC.

Tokyo 2020 was consulted throughout the process and gave its agreement on the principles applied to the review of all events. Together with the IOC, it was agreed that there should be minimal impact on additional venues and athletes, and on the overall competition schedule.

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