Friday , 19 July 2024

Paris 2024 to have exact gender equality in athlete participants

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will achieve full gender balance in the number of athletes participating, a historic breakthrough confirmed by the IOC Executive Board. After having women represent 45.6% of competitors at Rio 2016 and 48.8% of competitors at Tokyo 2020, there will be an even 50-50 split of men and women at Paris 2024. The actual numbers will be 5250 of each gender, for an overall quota of 10,500 athletes.

Athletics, boxing, and cycling will reach gender balance in their athlete quotas for the first time ever. That means the only sports (as defined by the IOC) without gender balance are wrestling (192 men, 96 women), soccer (288 men, 216 women), gymnastics (206 women, 112 men), and aquatics (722 women, 648 men).

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