The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today officially approved the inclusion of Surfing on the sports program for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, following provisional approval in June 2019.
"We are delighted that the IOC have officially approved the inclusion of surfing in the Paris 2024 Olympics and would like to recognize the hard work of the International Surfing Association for their commitment and work for the global sport of surfing," said WSL CEO Erik Logan. "It's such an incredible opportunity for our sport and particularly for our athletes, who are truly the world's best surfers. Tokyo and Paris will be an amazing platform for them to showcase the sport and grow their profiles on the world stage.
"We have added Teahupo'o in Tahiti, the proposed surfing venue for Paris 2024, to the women's Championship Tour where they will join the men for the first time since 2006. This will give all our athletes the best opportunity to prepare for Paris. We look forward to working closely with the ISA, IOC, Paris 2024, and all the stakeholders involved to put surfing in its best light on the Olympic stage."