Sport climbing at the 2018 Buenos Aires YOG (Photo: IOC)Olympic Games News
Date : 26 Jun 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland, June 25, 2019: Breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been provisionally included on the sports programme for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The decision was taken Tuesday at the 134th IOC Session in the Olympic capital Lausanne.
The IOC Executive Board will make the final decision on the existing events, proposed new events and related athlete quotas for Paris 2024 in December 2020.
After today’s vote by the IOC Session, no further sports can be put forward for inclusion at Paris 2024.
Paris 2024 is the second Organising Committee that has had the possibility to propose additional sports for its edition of the Games to the IOC. This flexibility is part of the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020.
“The four sports that Paris has proposed are all totally in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 because they contribute to making the programme 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 in line with these principles and enhance Paris 2024’s overall dynamic Games concept, which focuses on inclusivity, inspiring a new audience and hosting socially responsible Games.”
Breaking and sport climbing both appeared as medal events at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, while skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will make their debut on the Olympic programme in Tokyo next year.
The proposal for the four sports builds on the evolution of the programme from Tokyo 2020 and includes 248 athletes, which will fit within the 10,500-athlete quota, with equal numbers of women and men. In keeping with its commitment to host sustainable Games, Paris 2024 will use 95 per cent existing or temporary venues to stage the competitions.
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