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• Extending the 17-day Summer Games schedule to allow for three full weekends of competition.

• Adding more mixed events. Tennis and badminton currently have mixed doubles, and men and women compete against each other in equestrian. Swimming has mixed relays in its short-course world championships.

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• Cutting classification — or non-medal consolation — events, such as those currently held in basketball, rowing, field hockey and water polo.

• Rotating athletes out of the Olympic Village once they’ve finished competing to allow athletes from other sports to come in. This idea drew opposition from several members, including former Olympic ice hockey star Angela Ruggiero of the United States.


AP Sports Writer Graham Dunbar contributed to this report.


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