Mixed relays added to Tokyo Olympics program in 2020

Mixed relays in athletics and swimming were added to the programme for the next Olympics on Friday in a radical shake-up of the Games.

A male-and-female 4×400 metres will be held on the track at Tokyo 2020, alongside a corresponding 4x100m medley in the pool.

A mixed team relay was also added in triathlon, along with mixed team events in judo and archery and a mixed doubles competition in table tennis, doubling the total number of mixed events at the Games from nine to 18.

Separate men’s and women’s events also joined the programme in the sports of 3×3 basketball joined the programme and BMX freestyle park. TELEGRAPH

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