Switzerland: IOC touts highest ever number of female athletes for Beijing 2022

International Olympic Committee sports director Kit McConnell commented on the gender balance and the sports programme for the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, while at a press conference in Lausanne on Wednesday. «We will have the highest ever number of women competing in an Olympic Winter Games and we will have the highest number of women's events and the highest gender balance ever... Еще,» McConnell said. McConnell also announced «some new signature, youth-focused events like the new monobob, the big air and the snowboard cross.» Despite an increase in female athletes, the overall number of participants will be reduced by 41, and no new venues will be created for the games as part of an initiative to reduce the overall size of the Olympic Games.

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