1 November 2017
Beckers of Belgium and Bauman of Switzerland to Chair Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 IOC Coordination Commissions
President of the Belgian Olympic Committee Pierre-Olivier Beckers (Bel) to chair the IOC coordination commission for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024. Secretary General of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), President of SportAccord and IOC member Patrick Baumann (Sui) to chair the IOC coordination commission for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad Los Angeles 2028.
The 57-year-old Belgian, elected as an IOC Member in 2012, is also Chair of the IOC Audit Committee and a member of the IOC Finance and Ethics commissions.
“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,” said Pierre-Olivier Beckers.
The commission will be composed of IOC Members – athletes, representatives of the National Olympic Committees and International Federations and other Olympic Movement stakeholders.
The collaboration with Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 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.
Building on the legacy of the Olympic Games 1984, they will work hand in hand with the Coordination Commission 2028 to maximise the use of their existing world-class facilities and iconic backdrops.
“The two IOC Coordination Commissions will assist the Organising Committees with the implementation of their own operational projects in line with Olympic Agenda 2020. This is a unique opportunity for Paris, Los Angeles and the entire Olympic Movement to drive the development of sport in the countries and to share the Olympic values for many years to come,” IOC President Thomas Bach said.