In a move hailed as the realisation of an “impossible dream”, the Olympics will for the first time at Paris 2024 include men in its artistic swimming program.
Artistic swimming adds men for 2024 Games
Men will be allowed to compete in artistic swimming at the Olympics from the Paris 2024 Games as part of a drive towards inclusivity hailed by athletes as the realisation of an “impossible dream”.
The sport’s global body World Aquatics said in a statement on Thursday that each team of eight can have a maximum of two men at the Games according to the new rules.
Ten teams are set to compete in Paris after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave its approval.
Artistic swimming was called synchronised until 2017 and has been part of the Games since 1984.