— Published 13 November 2023

Tony Estanguet announces his arrival in Tahiti

The soap opera surrounding the judges’ tower for the surfing event at the Paris 2024 Games in French Polynesia has yet to reach its final episode. But Tony Estanguet, President of the COJO, has lifted a corner of the veil on the upcoming events. Speaking at the presentation of the Paralympic Torch Relay on Friday, November 10, he hinted that six options were currently under consideration. “Normally, by the end of November, a decision will be taken on which option will be chosen,” explained Tony Estanguet. For the president of the organizing committee, there is no question at this stage of abandoning the Teahupoo site, a scenario nevertheless put forward by the president of Polynesia, Moetai Brotherson. “I’m planning to visit Tahiti in the coming weeks, and I’ve discussed the matter with the Polynesian president, who is due to come to France for the Salon des Maires in Paris,” added Tony Estanguet. Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the French Minister for Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, is also due to visit Tahiti before the end of the year.