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IOC approves new events for 2020 Tokyo Game


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. The IOC has recommended awarding the hosting rights for both the 2024 and 2028 Games at the same time.

Static Takeaways for IBPS PO Exam-

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

Source- The Hindu

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