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Olympics: IOC approves mixed relay for Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee on Friday approved a mixed 4x400m relay along with 14 other events for Tokyo 2020, hailing the move as “an important step for gender equality” at the Games.

IOC sports director Kit McConnell said the Tokyo Games would include 321 events, up from 306 at Rio 2016, with 3-on-3 basketball among the new additions.

“We have taken a really important step forward in terms of gender equality,” McConnell told reporters in Lausanne, after the mixed relay and mixed swimming events were approved.

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