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IOC Announces New Four-Sport Qualifier Series


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

The series will be hosted over four days in three festival-style events, between March and June 2024, with break dancing, BMX freestyle, skate boarding and sport climbing featuring in a four-in-one urban park.

Additionally, the parks will be situated in compact city centres and will provide a new Olympic experience to fans through a blend of sport, music and culture.

Commenting on the qualifier series, IOC president, Thomas Bach, said: “A key recommendation of Olympic Agenda 2020+5 was to enhance and promote the road to the Olympic Games for the athletes.”

“This series of qualification events is a key milestone in the delivery of that recommendation.

“By having the best athletes from these four sports in a series of qualification events in major city locations, which will combine sport and culture in a festival atmosphere, we expect to boost their visibility and highlight the great achievements of the competing athletes on the road to Paris 2024.

“I would like to congratulate the four participating International Federations for their vision in working with us to create a new exciting pathway to the Olympic Games for athletes and fans around the world,” he said.

The IOC will also work with the governing bodies of all four sports to increase athlete exposure on their journey to Paris 2024.

The announcement comes after reports emerged about Amazon possibly bidding for Australia’s Olympic Games broadcasting rights.

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