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Tokyo Olympics set to break gender equality record

IOC says percentage of female athletes competing at Olympics in Japan expected to rise to nearly 49 per cent from 34 per cent in 1996

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The IOC has also announced it will have full gender representation across all 206 teams and change its rules to allow one male and one female athlete to jointly carry their flag during the Opening Ceremony.

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THE Tokyo 2020 Olympics is on track for a new record - having an almost equal number of female and male athletes for the first time, the International Committee (IOC) announced on Tuesday.

The percentage of female athletes competing at the Olympics in Japan in July is...

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