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IOC; Headlines IOC EB Meeting December 2022

IOC Executive Board Meeting
5-7 December

Day 1

Dates for Dakar 2026 approved by IOC Executive Board
The dates for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026 have been decided today. The first Olympic event to be held on the African continent will officially start on 31 October 2026, with an Opening Ceremony on the first day of competition, and will last until 13 November.

Read more: Press release


Ticket sales open and mascots unveiled as Paris progresses towards 2024
The opening of the Paris 2024 ticketing programme, the successful launch of the ”Phryges” mascots, and the efforts being made to balance its budget highlighted the continued progress made by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee in recent months.

Read more: Press release


IOC statement on Mr Patrick Hickey
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has received a letter of resignation from IOC Member Mr Patrick Hickey.

Read more: Press release


IOC Press Conference – 05.12.2022


Day 2

IOC sends another letter of concern to IBA
The various concerns of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) around the International Boxing Association (IBA)’s governance, its financial transparency and sustainability, and the integrity of its refereeing and judging processes are still ongoing.

Read more: Press release


IOC EB receives updates on activities of NOCs
During its meeting today, the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) received updates on the situations of the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) of Afghanistan, India, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Guatemala, and took a number of decisions.

Read more: Press release


Paris 2024 boxing qualification system to achieve a fair process for all NOCs
The delivery model for the Paris 2024 Olympic boxing competition and Olympic boxing qualifiers was discussed today by the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Read more: Press release


Future Host Commission studying landscape of winter sport with a view to the Olympic Winter Games 2030 and beyond
The Future Host Commission for the Olympic Winter Games has been asked to further study the landscape of winter sport with a view to the election of the host of the Olympic Winter Games 2030 and beyond.

Read more: Press release


Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 final Coordination Commission report published
The final report of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Beijing 2022 Coordination Commission was published today, detailing the achievements and learnings from delivering safe and successful Olympic Winter Games earlier this year.

Read more: Press release


IOC Press Conference – 06.12.2022


Day 3

Ueli Maurer proposed for election to the IOC Ethics Commission
The IOC Executive Board has decided to propose to the IOC Session the election of the former President of the Swiss Confederation, Ulrich “Ueli” Maurer, as a member of the IOC Ethics Commission.

Read more: Press release


State of the Olympic Movement discussed on final day of IOC Executive Board meeting
The IOC Executive Board (EB) today discussed at length the state of the Olympic Movement in connection with the consequences of the war in Ukraine following the Russian invasion. These discussions, and those at the upcoming Olympic Summit on Friday 9 December, are in preparation for extensive stakeholder consultations, which are planned for in early 2023.

Read more: Press release


IOC Press Conference – 07.12.2022

Paris 2024; Olympic and Paralympic mascots unveiled


Ever since they first appeared on the scene, the mascots have always occupied a special place in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Inescapable and extremely popular, they form the emotional bond between the Games and the people, contributing to the atmosphere and festive spirit in the stadiums and other Olympic venues.

Through the values and image that they convey, the mascots are the primary ambassadors for any edition of the Games and its host country. At Paris 2024, we wanted mascots that would embody our vision and be able to share it with the French people and the world. Rather than an animal, our mascots represent an ideal.

The Phrygian cap is a symbol of liberty. Since it is familiar to us and appears on our stamps and the pediments of our town halls, it also
represents French identity and spirit. The Paris 2024 mascots also speak volumes about our commitment to a more inclusive society. One of them even wears a prosthetic running blade, raising the profile of Para athletes and people with disabilities.

Together, as well as embodying our Games, our mascots will carry them forward, showcasing the ambition of Games that are truly revolutionary.

It’s time to meet them!

Tony Estanguet
President of Paris 2024



Paris 2024; Venue Masterplan (October 2022)


In Paris


Outside Paris


List of venues

ZoneVenueOlympic GamesParalympic Games
Grand Paris ZoneStade de FranceClosing Ceremony, Athletics, RugbyCeremonies, Para Athletics
Grand Paris ZoneAquatics CentreAquatics (Artistic Swimming, Diving, Water Polo preliminaries)-
Grand Paris ZoneLa Courneuve-Para Athletics (Marathon - Start)
Grand Paris ZoneLe Bourget Sport Climbing VenueSport Climbing-
Grand Paris ZoneOlympic / Paralympic Village--
Grand Paris ZoneMedia Village--
Grand Paris ZoneMPC / IBC--
Paris Centre ZoneEiffel Tower StadiumBeach VolleyballBlind Football
Paris Centre ZonePont d'IénaAthletics (Race walk), Cycling (Road)-
Paris Centre ZoneGrand PalaisFencing, TaekwondoWheelchair Fencing, Para Taekwondo
Paris Centre ZoneLa ConcordeBasketball (3x3), Breaking, Cycling (BMX Freestyle), Skateboarding (Park, Street)Opening Ceremony
Paris Centre ZoneInvalidesArchery, Athletics (Marathon - Finish), Cycling (Road - Individual Time Trial - Start)Para Archery, Para Athletics (Marathon - Finish)
Paris Centre ZoneChamp de Mars ArenaJudo, WrestlingPara Judo, Wheelchair Rugby
Paris Centre ZoneRoland-Garros StadiumTennis, Boxing (finals)Wheelchair Tennis
Paris Centre ZonePorte de la Chapelle ArenaBadminton, Gymnastics (Rythmic)Para Badminton, Para Powerlifting
Paris Centre ZoneBercy ArenaBasketball finals, Gymnastics (Artistic, Trampoline)Wheelchair Basketball
Paris Centre ZoneSouth Paris Arena 1VolleyballBoccia
Paris Centre ZoneSouth Paris Arena 4Table TennisPara Table Tennis
Paris Centre ZoneSouth Paris Arena 6WeightliftingGoalball
Paris Centre ZoneParc des PrincesFootball-
Paris Centre ZoneHôtel de VilleAthletics (Marathon - Start)-
Paris Centre ZonePont Alexandre IIIAquatics (Marathon Swimming), Triathlon, Cycling (Road - Individual Time Trial - Finish)Para Triathlon
Paris Centre ZoneSeineOpening Ceremony-
Paris Centre ZoneIOC Hotels--
Stand aloneParis La Défense ArenaAquatics (Swimming, Water Polo finals)Para Swimming
Stand aloneYves-du-Manoir StadiumHockey-
Stand aloneVaires-sur-Marne Nautical StadiumCanoe-Kayak (Slalom, Sprint), RowingPara Canoe (Sprint), Para Rowing
Stand aloneChateau de VersaillesEquestrian (Jumping, Dressage, Eventing), Modern PenthatlonPara Equestrian
Stand aloneSaint-Quentin-en-Yvelines VelodromeCycling (track)Para Cycling (Track)
Stand aloneSaint-Quentin-en-Yvelines BMX StadiumCycling (BMX Racing)-
Stand aloneElancourt HillCycling (Mountain Bike)-
Stand aloneGolf NationalGolf-
Stand aloneClichy-Sous-Bois-Para Cycling (Road)
Stand aloneNorth Paris ArenaBoxing (preliminaries), Modern Pentathlon (Fencing) Sitting Volleyball
FrancePierre-Mauroy Stadium (Lille)Handball, Bastketball (preliminaries)-
FranceMarseille MarinaSailing-
FranceMarseille StadiumFootball
FranceBordeaux StadiumFootball-
FranceNantes StadiumFootball-
FranceLyon StadiumFootball-
FranceSaint-Étienne StadiumFootball-
FranceNice StadiumFootball-
FranceChâteauroux Shooting CentreShootingShooting Para Sport
OverseasTeahupo'o (Tahiti)Surfing-