— Published 5 September 2023

The IOC joins the AFD and the OCOG

With less than a year to go until the Paris 2024 Games, the train is gathering speed. The IOC has announced that it has signed a new cooperation agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) and the OCOG. Its aim: to extend the social legacy left by Paris 2024 at international level. In other words, to give the initial agreement between the Organising Committee and AFD – known as “Impact 2024 International” – an even more global dimension. The new document is part of the IOC’s Olympism365 strategy, which brings together cross-sectoral organisations and networks to promote the contribution of sport and Olympism 365 days a year in four priority areas: health and active communities; fairer and more inclusive communities; peaceful and safer communities; and education and livelihoods. Over the past three years, Impact 2024 International has funded 45 projects in 19 African countries, for a total investment of €1.4 million. The initiatives supported have reached more than 77,000 beneficiaries. The new tripartite agreement will ensure the continued funding of up to ten of the programme’s most important sport for development projects. The IOC will match AFD’s investment.