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In Numbers: Sports in India becoming more gender inclusive

In Numbers: Sports in India becoming more gender inclusive

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Published: 5 Oct 2018 6:10 PM GMT
The 2018 Commonwealth Games were the first in the history of the tournament to have equal number of events for men and women. And that is a practice that has long been the goal for Olympic level tournaments as well. Keeping this in mind, it is pertinent to note a few pointers about the Buenos Aires Olympic Games The Youth Olympics will now also set a precedent for gender equality with, for the first time in Olympic history, an equal number of male and female athletes among the 4,000 participants competing in 32 sports in total.   This competition will also mark the introduction of the aforementioned sporst before they are formally included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Clearly, the role of a frontrunner has been given to this edition of the Games. It also further highlights that this multi-sport event is at the forefront of sporting innovations, testing new concepts and creating a lasting legacy for the future. The infographic above shows an encouraging trend among Indians when it comes to the develpment of women's sports in the country. As compared to the two previous editions of the Youth Olympics, a considerably higher number of female athletes have succeeded in bagging quota spots for this edition being hosted in Buenos Aires. One must congratulate the Indian sporting system and its evolution over the years for the same.
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