The move will see men and women compete in the same events and coincides with the decision to ban the use of the words “Ladies in Gentleman” from being spoken by volunteers and officials.
A spokesman said this was the next logical step following a ban on the words people are allowed to use in public.
“We wanted to take this thing to it’s natural conclusion and get rid of gender altogether.”
“This way it’s impossible to offend anyone”
Feminist writer, Clementine Ford, tweeted that it was a historic decision and helped bridged the gap between the sexes.
“I don’t even understand how this is still a thing. I mean it’s 2018 for Christs sake.”
“Men and women are equal and should compete equally”
“I can’t wait to see all those strong women get out there and out throw those shot puts”