The IOC EB assembly © IOC/Philippe Woods

The Executive Board © IOC/Philippe Woods

The Government Board © IOC/Philippe Woods

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports activities Options Communications

(SFC) The IOC Government Board (EB) took a historic step at present by unanimously pushing ahead the allocation plan for the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Video games. The 4 IOC vice-presidents introduced a report on their findings after a feasibility research into the potential of the plan and how one can cope with two stellar cities Los Angeles and Paris vying for the 2024 Video games.

IOC President Thomas Bach confirmed in a press convention
in the present day, “The IOC Government Board at this time has unanimously accredited the advice
of the Working Group to award the Video games of 2024 and 2028 on the similar time. 

“This precept will now be put ahead to the IOC members for dialogue and vote. For this objective the IOC EB has referred to as for a unprecedented meeting session on July eleven and 12th right here in Lausanne the place this suggestion by the EB will probably be mentioned by the complete membership and be voted on.

“This was concerning the alternatives we’re having within the IOC however we now have additionally challenges and these have been addressed. So far as the Olympic candidature process is worried, right here we’ve got mentioned the evolution of the Olympic candidature process with the Olympic winter Video games of 2026.

“There have been in precept two the reason why the EB thinks a change is important, there’s one exterior and yet one more inner.

“The exterior one being the change within the choice making process within the politics in lots of western nations. Nonetheless 5 years in the past we might take a look at a candidature and we might see the federal government is supporting this candidature, the opposition is supporting this candidature, the sports activities organizations are supporting the candidature, the enterprise group is supporting this candidature and we might be very happy. After which say this candidature has broad public help.

“And there in lots of western nations and notably in Europe, has modified dramatically. If now the individuals are seeing or listening to that the federal government, the opposition, the sports activities organizations, and the enterprise group are united behind one challenge, they’re getting suspicious. They’re saying if all these institution individuals are united behind one challenge there have to be one thing mistaken.

“This have to be about placing our cash of their pockets, that is very suspicious if the institution there’s actually united.

“This modification within the angle we might complain about it, however we should always not ignore it. We should always even much less ignore it as a result of there that is the interior half we’re giving some arguments for this skepticism.

“To place it in a nutshell the candidature process for this world we live in turn out to be too costly and too honorous for the candidate cities or the potential candidate cities and this manner we’re producing too many losers.

“Subsequently the IOC EB in the present day has established some key
rules which ought to result in an evolution of the candidature process.  The primary of those is that the IOC might be
extra proactive in aiding and supporting cities already on the stage which are
solely contemplating a candidature.

“The IOC will customise its strategy to the wants of the
cities with a purpose to develop collectively the most effective worth proposition for the cities
and the Video games.

“There might be an elevated participation of the IOC
membership on this process from the very starting. All these will result in a lighter
course of for the cities with lowered prices. As a result of the IOC’s help to
potential candidate cities can be free of charge meaning they don’t have to
confer with any sort of specialists or experience they will get all of the specialists on the
supply of it on the IOC totally free.

“There can be a discount of the candidature interval from
virtually two years to at least one yr. This implies much less employees and fewer expense for the
candidate cities and these and different measures will result in vital value
reductions within the candidature process. Additionally these rules and these
proposals might be put ahead to the Extraordinary IOC Session on the eleventh
and 12th of July right here in Lausanne,” he concluded his opening assertion.

Conferences passed off over the previous two days on the momentary residence of the IOC in Pully whereas the brand new headquarters is being constructed.

President Bach additionally confirmed that the IOC Olympic Constitution didn’t must be modified to hold out the double awarding of two editions of the Video games.

Paris 2024 issued a press release after the press convention: “Paris
2024 welcomes in the present day’s choice by the Government Board of the Worldwide
Olympic Committee to assessment bidding processes and in addition organise an
Extraordinary Session of the IOC in Lausanne in July.

“We consider that the IOC is appearing in one of the best
pursuits of the Olympic Motion and the way forward for the Video games in taking these

“Paris 2024 stays completely targeted on getting ready its
presentation to the Lausanne assembly the place we may have a chance to
current to all of the IOC Members our proposal for centenary Video games of ardour and

“We’re proud to symbolize the Metropolis of Mild and to
promote a plan, in partnership with the IOC, all the important thing stakeholders and the
individuals of Paris and France, that might ship Video games of fantastic celebration
and real legacy. 

“We proceed to work onerous to win the help of
IOC Members and the broader sports activities household for a Paris 2024 Olympic and
Paralympic Video games based mostly on that imaginative and prescient.”

Following LA 2024 did the identical:

“We welcome the IOC Government Board’s choice to
acknowledge two wonderful bids from two of the world’s biggest cities. With no
new everlasting venues to construct and unwavering public help, Los Angeles is an
everlasting Olympic metropolis and ideally suited companion for the IOC.

“We sit up for sharing our distinctive story with the IOC
membership in July and dealing collectively to supply one of the best path ahead for our
metropolis and the Olympic Motion’s future.”
– Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
and LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman.

Subsequent month will convey the subsequent chapter within the modifications of the IOC Bidding course of. 

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-six years of expertise
within the Olympic Motion, previously on the European Olympic Committees with
SportEurope beneath former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario
Pescante. She labored with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and in addition
managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge throughout his marketing campaign for the

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