— Published 3 December 2020

The Games in the next world

Health crisis obliges, the visit to Paris of the IOC Coordination Commission for the Summer Games in 2024 once again turned into a remote meeting, held on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 December. But it has cast a wide net. In less than 48 hours, the OCOG Paris 2024, the IOC and the IPC managed to bring in a joint meeting of delivery partners, an information session of the coordination commission, and a joint steering forum, all of this. by involving “local stakeholders”. The miracles of the virtual. At the center of the discussions, the new system of competition venues, which should be validated at the Paris 2024 board of directors on December 17. They must reduce the budget for the Games by around 130 million euros. The IOC appreciated it. As proof of this, the comment by Belgian Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, Chairman of the Coordination Commission, at the end of the meeting: “Planning for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is not only on the right track, it is going really beyond, by fully adopting the recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020 and the new standard. Paris convincingly confirms its commitment to bring the Games into a new era, adapted to the post-coronavirus world”. Another theme discussed: heritage. Nothing very new under the sun, especially in these times of restricted travel and activities, but the OCOG has listed the mobilisation operations already carried out or started, including “Terre de Jeux 2024”, the “Club Paris 2024”, “Impact 2024”, but also the next edition of Olympic and Paralympic Week, where the OCOG aims to get more than half a million students moving from February 1 to 6, 2021.