The International Olympic Committee, during the meeting held yesterday in Lausanne, added the Recurve Archery Mixed Team competition to the existing program of men’s and women’s individual and team events, of the Olympic Games 2020.
Mixed team competition features pairs of athletes, one woman and one man, from the same nation competing head to head in set system matchplay similar to the team event.
No additional athletes places will be added, the cap remaining at 128 in total (64 men and 64 woman) and no additional facilities will be required.
The World Archery Europe, Mr. Mario Scarzella, said to be really excited that archery’s athletes will have the opportunity to win a fifth gold medal in the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
The Recurve Mixed Team competition was officially introduced to the World Archery Championships in Turin 2011, and also it was tested at both past editions of the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore and in Nanjing.