Women represent 48.8% of athletes in Tokyo where, for the first time, delegations marched behind two standard bearers, a woman and a man, during the opening ceremony.
In 2024, the Olympic Games will be registered as the first Olympic Games of parity (with in particular an increase in mixed events, from 18 to 22).
"It's a first.
This has a strong societal impact.
It's also a little nod to history since, remember, in Paris in 1900, it was the first time that women competed at the Games.
They were 22 in 1900 (2%), they will be 5,250 in 2024 ”,
summarizes Jean-Philippe Gatien, director of sports for Paris 2024.
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A desire which implies some novelties in the program: a new mixed event in athletics (to replace the 50 km walk), a new weight category for women in boxing (to replace one for men), two new slalom events extreme canoeing (to replace two canoe races in a row),
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