IOC MAKES HISTORIC DECISION BY SIMULTANEOUSLY AWARDING OLYMPIC GAMES 2024 TO PARIS AND 2028 TO LOS ANGELES
“Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the city of Los Angeles and the IOC,” said the IOC President, Thomas Bach.
“It is hard to imagine something better. Ensuring the stability of the Olympic Games for the athletes of the world for the next 11 years is something extraordinary,” Bach commented.
“These are two great cities from two great countries with a great Olympic history. Both cities are very enthusiastic about the Games and are promoting the Olympic spirit in a fantastic way,” Bach added.
While celebrating the decision, Paris and Los Angeles both expressed their excitement in bringing home the Olympic Games.
“Today I am delighted to invite you to join the great family of Parisians, a family which belongs to the world,” said the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. “With this team, I am very proud and moved to bring the Games back to Paris. At the heart of these Games, we will place young people, who represent our present, our hope and our pride.”
“Bringing the Olympics back home to LA gives us the chance to imagine what our city will look like a decade from now,” said Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles. “LA is a city where the Games are not a barrier to making progress; we know that they are an accelerating force to re-envisioning a better city and a better world in the days ahead as we welcome you back to the City of Angels.”
The idea of a Tripartite Agreement came to light after a working group of IOC Vice-Presidents studied the possibility of a double allocation of the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028. The working group was set up in March 2017.
With the blessing of the 130th IOC Session that met in Lausanne in July, the IOC, Los Angeles, Paris and their National Olympic Committees have been working together in order to reach the agreement that was ratified by the IOC Session today.
Los Angeles and Paris have put together very inspiring projects. Both have embraced Olympic Agenda 2020, particularly in the way they are planning to use a record-breaking number of existing and temporary facilities.
THE IOC SESSION IN LIMA, PERU, KICKED OFF TUESDAY NIGHT WITH THE OPENING CEREMONY IN THE GRAN TEATRO NACIONAL OF THE PERUVIAN CAPITAL
The Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) were welcomed by IOC President Thomas Bach and President of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. President Bach thanked the Head of State for “remaining steadfast in their commitment to hosting the IOC Session”, despite the very difficult circumstances in the country following the floods earlier this year.
In his speech, Thomas Bach highlighted the importance of the IOC Session in Lima to “chart the course for the future of the Olympic Movement”. The Session will elect the host cities for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad 2024 and the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad 2028. Paris is the candidate for 2024, Los Angeles for 2028.
The Session will also take stock at half time of the implementation of the Olympic Agenda 2020 reforms. President Bach emphasised that with the reform programme, the IOC is “showing a sceptical world that we are making the Olympic Movement stronger, that we are living up to our values and responsibilities.” One of the central features of Olympic Agenda 2020 is a strong focus on good governance. “The IOC has already implemented all good governance measures called for under Olympic Agenda 2020. We have reformed and we have changed,” added the IOC President.
President Kuczynski said: “The important thing about sport is its spirit. The spirit of the Olympics is what we need. Welcome to Peru.” He emphasised his political goal to strengthen sport in the nationwide school system in which eight million Peruvian school children are educated.
A special show was staged for the guests of the IOC Session’s opening ceremony. The show brought together 50 outstanding Peruvian artists: dancers, musicians, actors and acrobats. Vania Masías, a famous Peruvian dancer who promotes art in communities, directed the show, featuring the story of a girl wanting to achieve her biggest dream: to be an Olympic champion. The values of respect, diversity and integration were key themes of the artistic performances.
The Teatro Nacional houses the first stage of high technological level of Peru, especially designed to accommodate large national and international productions.
The IOC Session starts its work on Wednesday morning with the election of the host cities of the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028.
IOC READIES TO CROWN PARIS, LOS ANGELES
The International Olympic Committee will crown Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here Wednesday, delivering a welcome feel-good factor amid a gathering storm of corruption allegations.
For the first time since the awarding of the 1984 Olympics, when only one city was in the race, the traditional frenzy of last-minute lobbying, politicking and schmoozing will be strikingly absent in Lima.
In a historic move, the IOC brokered an agreement that will see Paris handed the 2024 Games with Los Angeles awarded 2028, an outcome that all sides are declaring as victory in a “win-win-win” deal.
IOC members will ratify the agreement following 25-minute presentations by Paris and Los Angeles, the last two cities left in the race for the 2024 Olympics.
“It’s a big win and we are here to really enjoy it,” said Paris 2024 bid co-chief Tony Estanguet, reflecting the triumphant mood amongst the French delegation as Wednesday’s vote neared.
Los Angeles 2028 officials meanwhile insisted they are satisfied with the deal which means the Californian city will have to wait 11 more years before it stages the Olympics for a third time.
The city will receive roughly $100 million (Sh10 billion) more than Paris in IOC funding for the games, a financial sweetener that delivers “a frankly much better economic result”, according to 2028 bid chief Casey Wasserman.
“We think the result is extraordinary,” Wasserman told AFP. “We’ll be celebrating on Wednesday night and through the weekend in LA for sure.”
IOC chief President Thomas Bach, the driving force behind the double award, described the candidacies of Paris and Los Angeles as a “golden opportunity.”
“For the IOC it would have been a huge mistake not seize this golden opportunity,” Bach said Monday.
Wednesday’s vote marks the conclusion of a mostly good-natured bidding campaign notable for the number of cities who withdrew from the race citing waning public support and concerns over budget.
TOO MANY LOOSERS
Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Boston all fell by the wayside during the competition, reflecting the political difficulties in persuading voters that staging the Olympics is worth the multi-billion-dollar price tag.
IOC chief Bach first signalled publicly that the double-award of an Olympics could be on the agenda in December last year, lamenting that the bidding process produced “too many losers.”
As the bidding battle for 2024 unfolded, and as the field thinned to leave Los Angeles and Paris as the last bids standing, the IOC’s determination to lock in two high-quality cities for the next two summer games became apparent.
Los Angeles and Paris, whose bids emphasise a high-level of venue readiness, both wowed the IOC’s Evaluation Commission during back-to-back visits in May.
In July, the IOC announced it would award the staging rights for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same meeting in Lima.
DECLARATION OF THE IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD IN LIMA
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is fully committed to protecting the integrity of sport. Credibility is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. As part of this reform programme, a new good governance system of the IOC has been introduced. It is strong and comprehensive also with regard to the election of host cities for the Olympic Games. Like any other organisation, the IOC will not be immune to any infringements, but we have significantly strengthened the prevention and the sanctioning system.
The IOC Executive Board reaffirmed today that it goes without saying that infringements from the past will also be addressed. With regard to the investigation around the former IAAF President, Mr Lamine Diack, and his son, Mr Papa Massata Diack, the French prosecutor has stated that there are indications that payments have been made in return for votes “over the designation of host cities for the biggest global sporting events”. In this context, as far as votes for host cities of Olympic Games in the past are concerned, the IOC took immediate action. The IOC joined the inquiry as a “partie civile” more than one year ago. Right after evidence was produced against Mr Lamine Diack, he lost his IOC honorary membership in November 2015, following actions by the IOC.
The IOC Ethics Commission has also requested its Brazilian lawyers to make contact with the Brazilian judicial authorities with regard to their latest corruption investigation into the 2009 vote for the allocation of the Olympic Games 2016, to ask for information.
The IOC Ethics Commission is following up on this matter. Where evidence is provided, we will act.
MR. PRESIDENTS MEETS VOLUNTEERS
PRESIDENTE DEL COI ARRIBA A LIMA
El presidente del Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI), Thomas Bach, arribó esta tarde a Lima y mañana visitará el Comité Olímpico Peruano (COP).
Bach, quien llegó al promediar las 18:00 horas al aeropuerto internacional Jorge Chávez, fue recibido por el embajador Julio Muñoz y representantes de la cancillería peruana.
En un breve encuentro con la prensa nacional e internacional, mostró su optimismo por la sesión del COI y agradeció la hospitalidad del pueblo peruano, que recibe a sus representantes para esta importante sesión.
“Creo que tendremos una sesión muy importante del Comité Olímpico y quizá con una histórica decisión por la doble locación (…) estamos muy felices y ansiosos por este gran evento”, sostuvo Bach.
Consultado sobre presuntos casos de corrupción relacionados a la realización de los juegos olímpicos en Brasil, indicó que aún no se han presentado cargos, pero estarán siguiendo el caso de cerca.
Finalmente, reiteró que tiene grandes expectativas por las actividades que desarrollará en el país, lugar del cual guarda buenos recuerdos de sus anteriores visitas.
Lima será sede de la Sesión del Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI), cita en la que se elegirá la ciudad anfitriona de los Juegos Olímpicos del 2024.
Las ciudades candidatas para organizar este mega evento deportivo son Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos) y París (Francia).
El presidente Pedro Pablo Kuczynski afirmó, tiempo atrás, que los ojos del mundo estarán en Lima al celebrarse la sesión del Comité Olímpico Internacional (COI), y en la cual se definirá la sede de las olimpiadas del 2024 entre París y Los Ángeles.
LOS ANGELES DECLARES CANDIDATURE FOR OLYMPIC GAMES 2028 – IOC TO CONTRIBUTE USD 1.8 BILLION TO THE LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE
In line with olympic agenda 2020, the ioc is pleased to release today the host city contract 2028 following the declaration of candidature by the los angeles olympic and paralympic candidature committee for the olympic games 2028. in it, the ioc stipulates that it will make contributions to the organising committee representing an overall estimated value of usd 1.8 billion.
In comparison to the Host City Contract 2024, the IOC is making two major changes: the IOC will advance funds to a Los Angeles Organising Committee in view of the longer planning period and to increase participation and access to youth sports programmes in the City of Los Angeles in the years leading up to the Games.
“The IOC welcomes this decision of the Los Angeles Olympic and Paralympic Candidature Committee. and we are pleased to release the Host City contract 2028 in a transparent and timely manner,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Los Angeles presented an excellent candidature that embraces the Olympic Agenda 2020 sustainability priorities by maximising the use of existing facilities and encouraging the engagement of more youth in the Olympic Movement. Therefore, we are very happy that, as part of this Host City Contract, we are able to increase the access of the city’s youth to sport, and encourage the healthy lifestyle of Angelenos for the next 11 years. We are very confident that we can reach a tripartite agreement under the leadership of the IOC with LA and Paris in August, creating a win-win-win situation for all three partners. This agreement will be put forward to the IOC Session in Lima in September for ratification.”
The IOC will continue to work in close collaboration with Los Angeles in the lead-up to the possible ratification of the tripartite agreement by the full IOC membership at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru, in September 2017.
IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD TO PROPOSE NINE NEW MEMBERS TO SESSION IN LIMA
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will propose nine new Members for election at the IOC Session in Lima.
Five of these nine new proposed Members are Individual Members. Amongst these five are three women and two men. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement, the IOC Members Election Commission, chaired by HRH The Princess Royal, proposed them to the EB following a targeted recruitment process that is guided by a specific set of criteria.
Four new proposed Members, in accordance with the Olympic Charter, are representatives of the constituents of the Olympic Movement: the National Olympic Committees (NOC) and the International Federations (IF). These four have been chosen in close consultation with the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).
These nine candidates offer various skillsets and come from backgrounds as diverse as sports, management, volunteering, engineering, business administration, commerce and tourism, the media and NGOs. All of them can bring skills and experience needed by the IOC, and aim to further strengthen the ranks of the Olympic Movement in the years to come.
All proposed members have been vetted by the IOC Ethics Commission, which has conducted integrity checks.
The nine candidates (full CVs attached) are:
FIVE PROPOSED INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS:
(Female, Palau, ONOC Vice-President, Individual Member, 23.10.1966)
(Male, Czech Republic, President of the Czech Olympic Committee, Individual Member, 30.11.1967)
Kristin KLOSTER AASEN
(Female, Norway, Vice-President of the Norwegian Olympic Committee, Individual Member, 04.01.1961)
Khunying Patama LEESWADTRAKUL
(Female, Thailand, President of the Badminton Association of Thailand, Individual Member, 16.02.1965)
Luis MEJIA OVIEDO
(Male, Dominican Republic, President of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee, Individual Member, 04.09.1953)
TWO PROPOSED MEMBERS REPRESENTING AN NOC OR A CONTINENTAL ASSOCIATION OF NOCS:
Neven Ivan ILIC ALVAREZ
(Male, Chile, PASO President, Member representing an NOC or a continental association of NOCs, 04.04.1962)
Khalid Muhammad AL ZUBAIR
(Male, Oman, President of the Oman Olympic Committee, Member representing an NOC or a continental association of NOCs, 23.11.1970)
TWO PROPOSED MEMBERS REPRESENTING AN IF:
(Male, France, Olympic rowing champion, President of World Rowing, Member representing an IF, 03.07.1968)
Ingmar DE VOS
(Male, Belgium, President of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, member representing an IF, 05.08.1963)
“These nine candidates will add to the huge range of knowledge and experience within the IOC membership. In line with Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC has taken another step towards a more diverse membership, which will continue to drive reform and reflect the world in which we live,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.
In addition, the IOC EB was informed that the family of Mr Kun-Hee Lee has asked the IOC not to consider Mr Lee for re-election as an IOC Member.
Mr Lee has been entirely dedicated to the Olympic Movement. He was first elected as an IOC Member in 1996 at the 105th IOC Session in Atlanta. He served on two IOC Commissions: Cultural (1997), and Finance (1998-1999). In 1991, he received the Olympic Order. As well as being the Honorary President of the Korean Olympic Committee, he helped to bring the Olympic Winter Games to PyeongChang.
Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time during his continued illness.
The addition of nine new Members and the withdrawal of Mr Kun-Hee Lee would bring the total number of Members to 103.
The IOC Session is scheduled to take place from 13 to 16 September 2017.
ARÁOZ PRESIDE COMISIÓN DE ALTO NIVEL DE LA COI 2017
En resolución legislativa publicada en el boletín de Normas Legales del Diario Oficial El Peruano se recuerda que Aráoz fue designada por el Estado presidenta del grupo de trabajo que organizará la 130ª Asamblea del COI, que se desarrollará en setiembre en Lima.
La Comisión de Alto Nivel COI 2017 tiene como objetivos determinar los lineamientos, estrategias y acciones que sean necesarias para asegurar el éxito del Perú en la organización de esta cita internacional.
En la reunión se elegirá la sede de los Juegos Olímpicos del 2024, al cual están postulando París (Francia) y Los Ángeles (Estados Unidos).