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Paris 2024 approve Tahiti as site for Olympic surfing events
By Liam Morgan Thursday, 12 December 2019

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Tahiti has been approved as the Paris 2024 surfing venue ©Getty Images

Tahiti has moved a step closer to hosting surfing competitions at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after French organisers approved the South Pacific island as the venue for the events.

The Paris 2024 Executive Board chose Tahiti, located 15,700 kilometres from the French capital, ahead of four other bidders to stage surfing at the Olympic Games in less than five years' time.

It would be the furthest distance between two Olympic competitions being held as part of the same Games in the history of the event, should the proposal be accepted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling Executive Board.

Biarritz Pays Basque, Lacanau-Bordeaux Métropole, La Torche and Hossegor-Seignosse-Capbreton also submitted a bid to host surfing at the Games.

In a statement, Paris 2024 claimed Tahiti "particularly stood out because of the exceptional competition conditions it offers athletes".

Surfing at Paris 2024 could take place on the Teahupo’o wave, world renowned for its conditions and surf, if the proposal from organisers, which has the support of the International Surfing Association (ISA), is rubber-stamped by the IOC Executive Board.

Temporary modular houses would form the Athletes' Village for surfers competing in Tahiti - a 23-hour flight from Paris - if the plan is given the green light.

Paris 2024 revealed these would be dismantled after the competition and rebuilt in Tahiti and the islands as social housing.

Today's decision was widely expected after the South Pacific island emerged as the leading contender prior to the IOC Executive Board's meeting in Lausanne last week.

IOC President Thomas Bach seemed to cast doubt on the possibility of surfing at Paris 2024 taking place in Tahiti, however, when he claimed the organisation preferred a venue "closest to the centre of the Games" earlier this year.

But Paris 2024 claim Tahiti - the largest island in French Polynesia, described by organisers as "one of the cradles of surfing" - hosting an Olympic event will "showcase the wealth and diversity of France and its culture to be found outside the continent".

"It will allow Paris 2024 to resonate all the way to the heart of the Pacific Ocean and organise sporting and popular celebrations day and night during the Games," the Organising Committee added.

Paris 2024 also praised the "optimal sporting conditions that are both fair and selective" in Tahiti, which organisers claim is "better situated to guarantee" competitive and challenging waves for athletes.

Surfing at the 2024 Games would be held in the middle of Tahiti’s high surf season and would ensure the Olympic competition takes place over a single week.

All 48 surfers would have the opportunity to spend the second week of the Games in the Olympic Village in Paris and participate in the Closing Ceremony.

"Ultimately, our commitment is to the athletes and the sport and we have no doubt that Teahupo’o will offer an amazing platform for the world's best athletes to shine," said ISA President Fernando Aguerre.

"I'm totally convinced we can stage a fantastic Olympic Surfing event in Tahiti that builds on the success and legacy of our debut at Tokyo 2020, inspires the world and continues to celebrate our sport's unique value and culture on a global stage."

Paris 2024 also confirmed a 35,000-seater stadium will be constructed at Place de la Concorde.

The exact list of sports and events to be held at the new venue in the heart of the city has not been revealed, but speculation surfaced last month that it would play host to as many as five urban sports or disciplines, including sport climbing, breakdancing and skateboarding.

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44 minutes ago, yoshi said:

What the actual....I mean it’s surfing territory, but seriously, it’s not as though France is short of sea :ph34r:

Has beautiful shores just a few hours from Paris.... goes to the other side of the planet.

Oi Vey.

Does that mean Los Angeles 2028 can have surfing in Hawaii?

Honestly this is PARIS 2024, not France 2024.

 

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Makes absolutely no sense why they wouldn't use Biarritz. It's already hosted multiple international competitions. Guess the organizers are taking the "Made for Sharing" slogan too literally.

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Maybe this whole "agenda 2020" thing has gone too far :lol:

Depending on whether they schedule the events in the morning or the afternoon, surfing could be on during primetime in the U.S.!

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Place de la Concorde stadium, seating 35,000 for the urban sports (Basket 3x3, BMX, climbing, skateboard, etc).

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This was on Only Connect yesterday, and neither team got it. What comes fourth in the sequence (no points for anyone here getting this, it's too easy)

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https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1089075/coastal-rowing-paris-2024-inclusion

Coastal rowing? I thought the sports program had already been set in stone. Seems like an unnecessary discipline to me. I imagine World Rowing is twisting the arms of the Paris organizers.

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https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1093589/paris-2024-aquatic-centre-proposals

This is a bit of a head scratcher but Paris is now planning to host all the aquatics events at one site? I didn't think this was possible with the addition of women's water polo which essentially required a second pool for the water polo competitions since one facility alone wouldn't be enough due to timing and scheduling constraints. If I'm reading this correctly, all the aquatics events will be held at one site but the pool for water polo/diving/artistic swimming will be kept permanently while the pool for swimming will be removed. I'll be curious what the layout is like for the games. Seems like it could be a bit complicated converting the place to a smaller permanent venue.

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The plan is to have one temporaty aquatics stadium which would host swimming and one permanent aquatics centre that would host water polo, diving and artistic swimming, the two of them being collocated next to the Stade de France.

The configuration is really similar to the one in Rio.

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5 hours ago, stryker said:

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1093589/paris-2024-aquatic-centre-proposals

This is a bit of a head scratcher but Paris is now planning to host all the aquatics events at one site? I didn't think this was possible with the addition of women's water polo which essentially required a second pool for the water polo competitions since one facility alone wouldn't be enough due to timing and scheduling constraints. If I'm reading this correctly, all the aquatics events will be held at one site but the pool for water polo/diving/artistic swimming will be kept permanently while the pool for swimming will be removed. I'll be curious what the layout is like for the games. Seems like it could be a bit complicated converting the place to a smaller permanent venue.

Well, NOT ONLY the  main venues for competition but the report also says there will be THREE Other temporary training 50m pools?   No other Olympics has had this -- a total of FOUR (4) 50m pools and a smaller one for the other water disciplines?? So, in the end, Paris will have NO permanent Olympic-length pool as a legacy from 2024 as it did NOT have one from 1924 either?   Really?  Does this even make sense??? :o

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https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1093758/paris-2024-aquatic-tender-award-costs-up

Paris has chosen a tender for the aquatics centre and no surprise the costs have gone up. Still no word on the aquatic center that would host swimming. I assume it will be a temporary venue adjacent to the permanent one (water polo, diving, artistic swimming)?

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Sadly, not only Tokyo but Paris will also fall victim to cost cuts because of the whole COVID mess.

https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/paris-2024-olympics-hosting-ioc-coronavirus

Meanwhile, it's certain China will still hold an over the top circus in 2022 while the whole world pays the consequences of their government plus WHO lying to us.

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