OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS 01/04/2019
During its conferences from 26 to 28 March in Lausanne, the IOC Executive Board (EB) mentioned the approaching variants of the Olympic Games, the safety of the integrity of sport and the athletes, and other institutional matters.
Concerning the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; Toshiro Muto, CEO of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee; and John Coates, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, gave their respective updates on the modern-day sports. It changed into highlighted that, universal, Tokyo 2020 continues to supply on key milestones according to the agreed timelines, which include the development of new permanent venues.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, the Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, offered his file on the cutting-edge activities. Overall it turned into stated that Beijing 2022 is on schedule with the arrangements. Beijing 2022 has released its Legacy Plan, which highlights its formidable intention of getting 300 million human beings to get right of entry to and guidance winter sports activities in China.
A delegation led via Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, and Etienne Thobois, CEO of Paris 2024, were joined by using Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, to offer their respective reports on the preparations of the Olympic Games Paris 2024. It changed into emphasized that Paris 2024 became being guided with the aid of the concepts of creativity, excellence, and inclusivity for handing over the Games. The IOC EB has supported the recommendation of the Olympic Programme Commission to provisionally encompass Paris 2024’s proposed package deal of 4 other sports – skateboard, recreation climbing, breaking and surfing – for the programme of the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Full info here.
Concerning the Olympic Winter Games 2026, Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi gave an overview of the current situation of the candidatures of Stockholm-Åre and Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo. He pointed to the public as well as authorities help as essential factors for each nomination, while emphasizing that, thanks to Olympic Agenda 2020 and the New Norm, there’s the most use of existing and temporary venues with a median of 80 in line with a cent for the 2026 Candidature Process. Also, projected 2026 candidature budgets are over seventy-five consistent with cent decrease than the average budgets of the 2018 and 2022 cities.
The sports programme for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 changed into also discussed. The EB agreed on the proposal of the IOC’s Olympic Programme Commission to don’t have any modifications to the programme for Beijing 2022 and to place ahead of the same seven sports to the IOC Session in June.
To similarly evaluate how to be excellently prepared for future Games, the EB proposed the advent of a Working Group to don’t forget standards to use to future candidature techniques. The running institution will be chaired using John Coates, who’s additionally representing Oceania. The other individuals are Danka Bartekova, representing the athletes and Europe; Li Lingwei, representing Asia; Lydia Nsekera, representing Africa; Gerardo Werthein, representing the Americas.
Virginie Faivre, the brand new President of the Organising Committee for the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020; Ian Logan, CEO of Lausanne 2020; and Danka Bartekova, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission, furnished their respective progress reviews. Further initiatives are underway to engage and involve neighborhood schooling institutions to make sure those are YOG using and for younger people. There have been additional updates on children engagement and public outreach activities, which can be constructing visibility and consciousness ahead of the YOG.
About the Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022, Christophe Dubi supplied a progress document of behalf of Kirsty Coventry, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission. He mentioned that the creation of the Youth Olympic Village has commenced. Based on the sports activities programme, the venue planning could be finalized via June.
The IOC Executive Board knew the resignation of IOC Member Tsunekazu Takeda. With this popularity by way of the EB and, according to to the Olympic Charter, the cessation of his IOC Membership takes effect at once. The EB expressed its highest respect for his selection and insisted all over again at the presumption of innocence.
About the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, it became said that the IOC contributed a record quantity of USD 887 million to the achievement of the Games, which is USD fifty-four million extra than for Sochi 2014. The PyeongChang 2018 Organising Committee continues to be on the path to supply a surplus of at the least USD fifty-five million. Additionally, the IOC will reinvest its proportion of the excess in Korea in sport via the newly-fashioned PyeongChang 2018 Foundation, further supporting to ensure that the Games will benefit the location for decades to come back. Building on this, the IOC EB approved a growth in monetary support to NOCs and IFs for the development of sports and athletes around the world. This revenue distribution represents a total of USD 430 million, which is USD 32 million extra than the quantities related to the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014.
Concerning anti-doping activities, the IOC EB turned into knowledgeable that the International Testing Agency (ITA) keeps being fully operational and to broaden its pool of know-how at the service of sports activities organizations. It is now running with approximatively forty businesses, which includes the IOC. An update on the ongoing activities of WADA was additionally furnished. The EB permitted the reallocation of medals and diplomas for the two-guy and 4-man bobsleigh occasions on the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, and the effects had been adjusted consequently through the International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation.