— Published 16 August 2023

Ministers visit Tahiti

With the Paris 2024 Games less than a year away (D – 345 this Wednesday, August 16), the French government remains focused on security issues for the Olympic and Paralympic event. But it is opening a new chapter in the dossier: Polynesia. The French Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories, Gérald Darmanin, is visiting Tahiti, site of the surfing events at the upcoming Summer Games, from Wednesday to Saturday August 19. He is accompanied by Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the French Minister for Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The two government representatives will take part in a meeting dedicated to the security strategy for the Olympic events. They will also visit the Teahupoo site, where the surfing events will be held from July 27 to 30, 2024. This will be an opportunity to talk to the local population about the future Olympic facilities, which are the subject of regular controversy in Tahiti, particularly in terms of their impact on nature and the environment. A meeting with athletes is also on the agenda.