Statement on Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 announcement
Following the International Olympic Committee’s official announcement that Paris would host the Olympic Games in 2024 and Los Angeles would host the Games in 2028, World Archery President Prof Dr Ugur Erdener issued the following statement:
“World Archery welcomes this historic moment in the life of the Olympic Movement. Recognising the opportunity offered by bids from two fantastic, vibrant and iconic host cities, the IOC has secured two excellent hosts for the Summer Olympic Games.”
“With time to plan for these events, we as an international federation will now work closely with our colleagues in the IOC, the organising committees and national federations in France and the USA to ensure both Games are a success for archery and leave lasting legacies for the sport.”
“Strong strategies for the French and US archery federations will be key in ensuring that hosting the Games is leveraged into breakthroughs for the sport in terms of participation and popularity in both nations.”
The Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games were awarded unanimously at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru on 13 September 2017.
What this means for archery
The official decision on the event programme for both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games will not come for a few years, but World Archery is confident that the success of Rio, and very likely Tokyo, will guarantee at least the same number of archery events at these upcoming Games.
Both bids had archery venues situated in iconic areas of the cities.
Paris proposed the sport to be held at the Palais des Invalides, a complex of 17th century buildings in the centre of the French capital. (Left in the header photo.)
Los Angeles’ bid had archery on the lake next to the new Los Angeles stadium, due to open in 2020 and host two NFL teams in the Chargers and the Rams. (Right in the header photo.)
World Archery’s Executive Board will meet to discuss the appointment of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities following elections at Congress in Mexico City in October.