Tokyo Olympics 2020 to Have New Swim Events!

Three or more new swimming events may be added to the Olympics 2020 Tokyo Games.

The three new events could be

  1. Mixed Gender Relay
  2. 800m  Men’s Freestyle
  3. 1500m Women’s Freestyle

Adding these events to the Olympic 2020 would extend the schedule of the Olympic swimming into the 9th day which was an 8 day program in Rio 2016.

The reason for adding these events into Olympic 2020 is because swimming gets great audience.

A High Diving Event and Mixed Gender Synchronized Event may also be added to the schedule.


International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board approved the addition of new events in swimming at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

The events included in Swimming would be

  • Men’s 800 meters Freestyle Race
  • Women’s 1500 meters Freestyle Race
  • 4 x 100 Medley Mixed Relay

IOC President Thomas Bach said the new disciplines would make the games "more youthful, more urban and will include more women."

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