LOS ANGELES, California/USA (Thursday, December 12, 2019) - Paris 2024 Olympic organizers have determined that Teahupo'o, Tahiti will be the site of surfing for their Olympic Games.
"The WSL is delighted that Paris 2024 has decided that the long-time WSL Championship Tour location of Teahupo'o in Tahiti has been chosen as the competition venue for the 2024 Olympics Games," Sophie Goldscmidt, WSL CEO, said. "This still needs to be validated by the IOC in early 2020."
"The Olympics is a great platform for surfing to be exposed to new audiences and for our surfers to represent their countries in a unique way. That the 2024 Games are electing to showcase the sport of surfing at one of the WSL's most iconic locations in Tahiti is exciting news. We look forward to continuing to work with the ISA, the IOC, Tokyo 2020 and now Paris 2024 to ensure that surfing is a fantastic success at the Olympics."
While the Paris 2024 Olympic organizers have approved surfing and the location of Teahupo'o for the Olympic Games, the IOC will validate this approval in early 2020.