IOC and Coastal Rowing

IOC to decide on Coastal Rowing this Monday


IOC will not add more medals or more events

FISA,  World Rowing has recently suggested to the IOC to opt for Coastal Rowing as an Olympic Discipline. Says Liam Morgan, from the : “While the IOC has consistently said it will not add events if they increase the number of athletes, telling Federations they cannot have any more medals – even if they stay within their existing quotas – represents a significant development”.  In order to comply with the IOC request and increase chances of making  Coastal Rowing Olympic, Fisa has sacrificed  light weight disciplines. (Photocredit: ©IOC/insidethegames)

Answers this Monday

The answers to many of the questions posed by World Rowing and other Federations, athletes and officials alike will have been answered by Monday, but do not expect that to be the end of the ever-constant Olympic programme debate. According the following disciplines are under review:

Who has proposed what for Paris 2024 inclusion at the time of writing:

Rowing – coastal rowing. We also expect a decision if IOC prefers the long distance race or just the beach sprint. (more coastal blogs:  here)

Coastal Boats
Fast on coastal water,  Credit: Rubenetti Coastal Rowing

Athletics – mixed team cross country, 50km race walk for women

Canoeing – extreme slalom

Cycling – BMX flatland, mixed team time trial

Gymnastics – parkour

Handball – beach handball

Modern pentathlon – mixed relay

Sailing – mixed kite, mixed two person dinghy, mixed two person keelboat offshore

Shooting – skeet mixed team

Table tennis – men’s and women’s doubles

Taekwondo – mixed team

Triathlon – eliminator-style individual race

Not proposing any additional events:

Archery, badminton, basketball, equestrian, football, hockey, judo, rugby, tennis and volleyball.

Other Federations have not replied to requests from insidethegames.


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