These Olympics will undoubtedly be “a milestone in gender equality on and off the field of play and will pave the way towards a more egalitarian and inclusive society”.
According to all the parties involved in the organization of the Games such as: The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (ICC), the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee, the Government of Japan and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), they emphasize that it is “the first Games with a gender balance in history.”
These same organizations have issued a statement on this Women’s Day to underline the joint nature of the great event that will be held in four and a half months.
“The IOC is committed to gender equality in all areas, from athletes competing on and off the field of play to leadership roles in sports organizations,” says the IOC President of Germany Thomas Thomas in the statement. Bach.
As an interesting fact, we can highlight that almost 49% of the athletes participating in the Olympic Games will be women; Furthermore, the competition program will guarantee the same visibility between the men’s and women’s events; there will be 18 mixed events; and for the first time in the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) they must include at least one woman and one man in their respective teams.