The president of the organizing committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will today visit the Polynesian site chosen to host the surfing competition.
Etienne Thobois and his delegation will inspect Teahupoo on the island of Tahiti, which was approved as a site by the International Olympic Committee last year.
The Teahupoo wave is one of the regular stops on the world professional surf circuit.
Pacific Games Council CEO Andrew Minogue said the territory’s hosting of the Olympic surfing competition was highlighted in Tahiti’s successful bid to host the 2027 Pacific Games.
âIt’s a popular place at the best of times, with its amazing tourist market there,â he said.
“I also think of the fact that the surfing of the Olympic Games will be there in 2024, as part of the Olympic Games in Paris, which was highlighted in their candidacy as an example of the world that wants to go there in just a few years for the next one. Olympic Games.”
The Paris 2024 delegation, which will spend four days in Tahiti, must also meet with the community.
Last year, a group of locals involved in tourism, sport and the environment asked to be involved in the preparations, fearing the Games could spoil the region.
According to their information, the plan involved major developments, including the construction of a helipad and an Olympic village.