Paris Olympics 2024: Organisers hoping to hold surfing events in Pacific island of Tahiti

Paris organizers said on their Twitter account on Thursday that they have chosen the village of Teahupo'o, on the southwest coast of the French Polynesian island

The Associated Press December 12, 2019 21:59:15 IST
Paris Olympics 2024: Organisers hoping to hold surfing events in Pacific island of Tahiti
  • Organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games hope to hold surfing events more than 15,000 kilometers away in the Pacific island of Tahiti

  • Paris organizers said on their Twitter account on Thursday that they have chosen the village of Teahupo'o, on the southwest coast of the French Polynesian island

  • The decision to host surfing events there still needs to be approved by the International Olympic Committee

Paris: Organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games hope to hold surfing events more than 15,000 kilometres away in the Pacific island of Tahiti.

Paris Olympics 2024 Organisers hoping to hold surfing events in Pacific island of Tahiti

Representational photo. Reuters

Paris organizers said on their Twitter account on Thursday that they have chosen the village of Teahupo'o, on the southwest coast of the French Polynesian island. The tweet was accompanied by a shot of the imposing, glassy waves Teahupo'o is renowned for.

The decision to host surfing events there still needs to be approved by the International Olympic Committee.

The 2024 Summer Games will be held from 26 July to 11 August — 100 years after Paris last hosted them.

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