Olympics Live Updates: Mixed-Gender Events Debut at the Olympics

Women competing in the 5,000-meter event. Saturday will feature the first time men and women will compete against each other in Olympic track and field. 
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TOKYO — Saturday is a day for the new mixed-gender events at the Olympics. Track will have a 4×400 mixed relay and swimming a 4×100 freestyle mixed relay. There will be a triathlon relay and team judo and trap shooting events.

The swimming lineup, starting at 10:30 a.m. Japan time, 9:30 p.m. Eastern Friday night, also includes Katie Ledecky in the 800 freestyle. She will face her nemesis, Ariarne Titmus of Australia, but this time at a distance that clearly favors Ledecky. There is also another chance for gold for Caeleb Dressel, in the 100 butterfly.

At the track, golds will also be awarded…

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