Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

New Events Added to Tokyo 2020

The International Olympic Committee has approved new sports for the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics. The decision to add new sports including mixed gender events in athletics, triathlon, table tennis, and swimming has created a major boost in female participation, as well as youth and urban appeal.

IOC President Thomas Bach stated: “The fascinating new events that we approved today, together with the five new sports that were added to the Tokyo 2020 programme last year, represent a step-change in the Olympic programme. I am delighted that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be more youthful, more urban and will include more women.”

In addition to the excitement surrounding mixed gender events, 3v3 basketball for both men and women has been added to the Tokyo games. LeBron James told ESPN: "I think it's great for basketball, for us to be able to add another category to the Olympics, another basketball category, I think it's pretty great. I haven't seen the full layout of how they plan on executing it; and are they going to use NBA guys or are going to use college guys?" Check out this video below to get more information on the new sports added to Tokyo 2020.