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The term Mixed (Engl. : Mixed mixed) or Mixte (French. Mixte = mixed) designated competitions in which each team at least one player and a player to be used. The best known variant is the mixed doubles , consisting of a man and a woman.

In mixed games , the game system is usually changed compared to men's or women's doubles in order to be able to better utilize the gender-specific features (e.g. more muscle strength in the male team player). So occupied z. B. in badminton the man in mixed doubles primarily the attack position in the back of the playing field.

A distinction must be made between the mixed and the mixed teams in international competitions in which the participants come from several countries.


The mixed discipline can be found in the following sports:


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  • Lake, RJ: Guys don't whale away at the women ': etiquette and gender relations in contemporary mixed-doubles tennis, Sport in Society 19 (8-9), 2016, pp. 1214-1233


  1. ^ Badminton: Doubles Mixed . Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  2. Biathlon - 2 × 6km Women + 2 × 7.5km Men Mixed Relay . Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Curling - Mixed Doubles . Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  4. От биатлона до фристайла. В программу Сочи-2014 включили пять новых дисциплин . Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  5. Tennis: Doubles Mixed . Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  6. Table Tennis Mixed Doubles Added to Tokyo 2020 . International Table Tennis Federation. June 9, 2017. Retrieved September 14, 2018.