The International Olympic Committee and Olympic sport federations hope to finalize any adjustments to age rules for the Tokyo Games within the next two weeks.
Two sports’ rules stand out in particular.
Since the 2000 Sydney Games, an age minimum in artistic gymnastics requires female Olympians to turn 16 years old in the Olympic year (men must turn 18, though the age rule is less of a factor for top male gymnasts). As such, Tokyo Olympic eligibility rules state, all female artistic gymnasts must be born Dec. 31, 2004, or earlier.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) can choose to keep the Dec.