The ITU have announced that the triathlon mixed relays have been included on the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee announced  that this new event joined a selection of other new events, including basketball 3×3, archery mixed team event, 4×400 mixed relays in athletics, BMX freestyle park, Madison in cycling, team events in fencing, mixed team event in judo, mixed doubles in table tennis and 4x100m medley mixed relay in swimming.