The Tokyo 2020 event programme was confirmed at an Executive Board meeting of the International Olympic Committee Friday, June 9th, 2017. President Thomas Bach and members of the Executive Board confirmed a programme which focuses on youth, increasing gender equality and emphasising an urban sporting culture. Overall, the event programme will grow by 15 events. Central to the decisions about which events to include was gender equity, as the IOC works towards equal representation from men and women sportspeople in the Olympics. The program in 2020 will feature new women's events and team events in existing sports, including triathlon, swimming and fencing.
Commenting on the decision, IOC President Thomas Bach said “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”, Bach added.
The IFSC welcomes this announcement and especially the youth-focused and urban-based additions to the event programme.
The full press release can be read here.