Tahiti preferred choice for Paris 2024 surfing events

Tahiti preferred choice for Paris 2024 surfing events

Tahiti preferred choice for Paris 2024 surfing events

Written by Reuters

13 Dec, 2019 | 2:10 pm

Reuters: The surfing competition at the Paris 2024 Olympics could take place 15,000km away from the French capital in Tahiti under a proposal backed by the International Surfing Association (ISA).

The French Polynesian island in the Pacific Ocean is the preferred option, beating off rival bids from Biarritz, Lacanau, Les Landes, and La Torche, all on the French mainland.

Final approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is still required for the radical move, which would represent the longest distance between an event and the host city at any Olympic Games.

ISA President Fernando Aguerre, who worked with the Paris 2024 organizing committee in evaluating the bids, said holding the 2024 Olympic surfing events on the world-renowned Teahupo’o reef break would provide ‘spectacular’ conditions.

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