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Overall, 9 new events were held, which included 2 from the new cycling discipline of BMX. Women competed in the 3000 m steeplechase for the first time. In addition, marathon open water swimming events for men and women, over the distance of 10 kilometres, were added to the swimming discipline. Team events (men and women) in Table Tennis replaced the doubles events. In Fencing, women's team foil and women's team Sabre replaced men's team foil and women's team épée.

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