Paris 2024 is the second organizing committee (OCOG) to have the opportunity to offer additional sports for its edition of the Games at the IOC. This flexibility is part of the reforms of the 2020 Olympic Agenda.
“The four sports that Paris has proposed are all totally in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 because they contribute to making the program more gender balanced and more urban, and offer the opportunity to connect with the younger generation,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.
The proposed sports are part of these principles and reinforce the dynamic concept of the Paris 2024 Games, which emphasizes inclusivity, inspires a new audience and organizes socially responsible Games. Sports fanatics from all over the world can buy Olympic Street Skateboarding Tickets online to enjoy its stunning performances.
Breaking and sports climbing have both appeared as medals at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. Skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing will make their debut on the Olympic program in Tokyo next year.
The proposal for the four sports is based on the evolution of the program from Tokyo 2020 and includes 248 athletes, who will be part of the quota of 10,500 athletes, with an equal number of women and men. As part of its commitment to hosting sustainable Games, Paris 2024 will use 95% of existing or temporary venues to organize competitions.
“I am delighted with the IOC Session’s vote in favor of our proposal to include breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games program,” said Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet.
From the beginning, our goal has been to highlight the strength of the Games since now 32 Olympiads. The diversity of sports and the enthusiasm associated with performance while taking advantage of the opportunity offered by the IOC to improve the program and offer a new dimension.
Following discussions with 19 international federations recognized by the IOC, Paris 2024 submitted to the IOC its proposal to include breaking, sports climbing, skateboarding and surfing in the Olympic program. This proposal was then discussed and fully supported by the IOC Olympic Program Commission and strongly supported by the IOC Executive Board and presented at the IOC Session.
The Olympic Program Commission will now continue its analysis and observation of the four sports proposed by Paris 2024. This will include joint official comments at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with Paris 2024 and the Olympic Program Commission.
The IOC Executive Board will make the final decision on the existing events, proposed new events and corresponding athlete quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in December 2020.
After today’s vote by the IOC Session, no other sport can be nominated for inclusion in the sports program of the Paris Olympics 2024.
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