Venue changes for few Paris 2024 disciplines



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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board (EB) has approved the proposal to move the Olympic Games Paris 2024 (France) venues for shooting, the boxing preliminaries and fencing ranking round of modern pentathlon, as well as the Olympic Games Main Press Center.

‘Olympics’ stated that the Paris 2024 Main Press Center will now be situated at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. The shooting competitions will be held in Châteauroux (City in France), the existing French National Shooting Center, which will leave a strong legacy for the sport in France. And the North Paris Arena in Villepinte (commune in France) was approved as the venue for the boxing preliminaries and fencing ranking round of modern pentathlon.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is a non-Governmental sports organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is constituted in the form of an association under the Swiss Civil Code.

The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad and also known as Paris 2024, is an upcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from July 26th to August 11th, 2024 with Paris as its main Host City and 16 Cities spread across Metropolitan France and one in the French overseas territory of Tahiti as subsites.

The Palais des congrès de Paris is a concert venue, convention center and shopping mall at the Porte Maillot in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, France. The venue was built by French architect Guillaume Gillet, and was inaugurated in 1974.

The North Paris Arena is located in the Villepinte exhibition center in Seine-Saint-Denis.

‘Olympics’ further stated that these changes align with Paris 2024’s continued efforts to optimize its Games without compromising its ambition, supported by the continued commitment of Games stakeholders to deliver a new era of Olympic Games.

In addition to the venues update, the IOC EB received a summary of recent activities – the highlight being a series of announcements made around the two-years-to-go milestone celebrated on July 26th.

This included the launch of Paris 2024’s slogan: ‘Ouvrons Grand les Jeux’/‘Games Wide Open’, the confirmation of the competition schedule by event and with that some initial information about ticket pricing.

In his report to the IOC EB, Paris 2024 Coordination Commission Chair Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant relayed the enthusiasm shown by the key delivery partners. He explained that building on strong relations with the French State, IOC President Thomas Bach met with the French President, Emmanuel Macron, in July, while later that month Beckers-Vieujant met Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the newly appointed Minister for Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Lausanne. He also shared the confidence shown by the key stakeholders in France about hosting the Games at the recent Coordination Commission meeting held in Paris.

In addition, updates were received on the Olympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 and Olympic Games LA28. These outlined the progress being made by future hosts in recent months, their concerted effort to integrate Olympic Agenda 2020 and New Norm recommendations into planning and a consistent theme of optimizations to Games delivery.

The 2026 Winter Olympics, officially the XXV Olympic Winter Games and also known as Milano Cortina 2026, is an upcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from February 6th to February 22nd, 2026, in the Italian Cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The Los Angeles bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics was an attempt to bring the Summer Olympic Games to the City of Los Angeles, California in 2024. The games were ultimately awarded to the City for 2028.

The 2028 Summer Olympics (officially the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad, also known as Los Angeles 2028 or LA28) is an upcoming international multisport event scheduled to take place from July 14th to July 30th, 2028, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

The latter is being supported across all Olympic Games editions by the IOC’s new Games Optimisation Group chaired by IOC Member Kirsty Coventry. This was established following recommendations outlined in the final Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission report. The Group aims to analyze further opportunities to foster sustainable Games and enhance Games delivery by identifying what expertise can be leveraged, where new technologies and innovations can be used and which ideas could be implemented across Games delivery, Games experience and sustainability, impact and legacy.
 

Milano Cortina 2026

Updates from the Chair of the Milano Cortina 2026 Coordination Commission, Sari Essayah, and from the Organising Committee, summarized recent activities as momentum continues to build towards the next Olympic Winter Games.

Highlights include the announcement of Milano Cortina 2026 first domestic partner in July, with further commercial partnerships due to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The Organising Committee also detailed the development of its mascots following the launch of a design initiative in partnership with Italy’s Ministry of Education in schools across the country.

From an operational perspective, following an Italian Government decree about Milano Cortina 2026 management structure, the IOC Executive Board noted that it is following the situation and looks forward to seeing the outcome of discussions within the coming days.

The IOC’s Coordination Commission will next visit the Milano Cortina 2026 team in December 2022, providing members with the opportunity to receive updates and see the progress being made on the ground.
 

LA28

The Chair of the LA28 Coordination Commission, Nicole Hoevertsz, explained that planning continues in line with the Games masterplan, while recent and upcoming visits to Los Angeles are boosting anticipation amongst stakeholders for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2028.

The IOC Executive Board heard that the PlayLA Youth Sports Programme continues to expand across the City as it aims to ensure every youth aged between five and 17 years has an opportunity to participate in low-cost, or no-cost, quality sports programing in their neighborhood.

Hoevertsz also highlighted IOC President Bach’s recent visit to the City where the dates of the Olympic Games LA28 were confirmed (July 14th-30th). During his visit, President Bach engaged with a number of key stakeholders -Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and other City Council members, the business community, athletes, and LA28 Board members and staff.

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