Paris 2024 board meets as Fourcade to lead athletes' commission
The board of directors of the organising committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games was set to hold its first meeting today as it was announced that Martin Fourcade, France’s triple biathlon gold medallist at the PyeongChang winter Olympics, has been appointed president of Paris 2024’s athletes’ commission.
Fourcade (pictured) will also be a member of the board of directors, following in the footsteps of Teddy Riner, the double Olympic gold medal-winning judoka who held the role with the Paris 2024 bid committee.
Tony Estanguet, the president of Paris 2024, said that Fourcade was chosen for his track record (he has participated in three editions of the winter Olympics), his leadership and his commitment to the games in Paris.
Today’s board meeting was due to take place at Le Bourget, north of Paris, which will be the location for the main press centre and international broadcast centre, as well as the media village, at the 2024 Olympics.
The agenda includes the project review with the International Olympic Committee, the composition of the team, the legacy, the vision and funding.
The budget, including the remuneration of Estanguet and Étienne Thobois, the Paris 2024 chief executive, will also be discussed.