Paris 2024: Events and Equipment Review

Published on February 5th, 2018

Following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, World Sailing was under pressure from the International Olympic Committee to review and revise its events for Tokyo 2020. But determining how changes within the timeline would put undue pressure on nations and athletes, it was agreed the same 10 events would continue:

Event – Equipment
• Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
• Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
• Heavyweight Men’s One Person Dinghy – Finn
• Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser
• Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial
• Men’s Skiff – 49er
• Women’s Skiff – 49erFX
• Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
• Women’s Windsurfer – RS:X
• Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17

However, change is guaranteed for Paris 2024, and the process for review is underway. Here’s an explanation of the process from Dimitris Dimou, 470 Class President:

World Sailing has published the recommendation of the Events Committee on the events which should be considered for review for the 2024 Olympic Games. This recommendation will now go forwards to the World Sailing Council to decide which events it feels should be considered for review, which will take place by digital vote during mid-February 2018.

The Events Committee has published the reasons it feels events should be considered for review… click here.

The five events/equipment recommended for review by the Events Committee are:
• Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
• Women’s Windsurfer – RS:X
• Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavyweight – Finn
• Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
• Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470

Please be aware, this is simply a recommendation from the Events Committee and Council has the ability to change the events for review. As the members of Council represent the different countries who are members of World Sailing, they have the opportunity to voice their views and vote on a global perspective.

In addition, the Men and Women’s Windsurfer and the Men and Women’s One Person Dinghy will be reviewed under World Sailing’s new Antitrust Policy. For details… click here.

Once an event has been voted for review by the World Sailing Council, this does not mean that event will not be included in the 2024 Olympic Games, just that the event is to be reviewed. The subsequent step will take place at the World Sailing Mid-Year Meeting from May 12-15 2018, with further debate and vote on the events to be selected for the 2024 Olympic Games.

After World Sailing has decided the ten Olympic events, the equipment for each event will be selected which will initially be discussed in November 2018.

You can find information published by World Sailing about the 2024 Review Process at:
World Sailing Announcement on the 2024 Review Process… click here.
FAQs about the World Sailing 2024 Review Process… click here.

After World Sailing has decided the events and equipment, in June of 2020 the International Olympic Committee will make its own review of events and confirm or otherwise World Sailing’s proposals.

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