Beckers-Vieujant and Baumann to chair Paris 2024 and LA 2028 IOC coordination commissions
By Community | October 31, 2017
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has appointed Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant to chair the IOC coordination commission for Paris 2024 and Patrick Baumann as chair of the IOC coordination commission for Los Angeles 2028.
The collaboration between Paris and Los Angeles will build on the principles of Olympic Agenda 2020, and the Games Management 2020 initiative, recently established by the IOC to further reduce the cost and complexity of hosting the Olympic Games.
Beckers-Vieujant said: “The Commission members will mobilise all their energy and technical expertise to support Paris 2024 and help them achieve their vision.
“We will work with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee to ensure the successful delivery and the positive legacy of the Olympic Games, in line with the priorities of Olympic Agenda 2020.”
Baumann added: “Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 now share a strong bond, a common history and are embarking on an exciting journey together.
“This history and the success of both Games have become inextricably intertwined. Having the honour of playing a role on both Commissions, I am looking forward to contributing, with my colleagues, to the success of these two remarkable cities and of the Olympic Movement.”
The first visit of the IOC Coordination Commission Paris 2024 to the French capital has been scheduled for mid-2018.