Collaboration agreement between Lausanne 2020 and Paris 2024

The Organising Committee for Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games and the Organising Committee for Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games signed a collaboration agreement that focuses on sharing their expertise and good practice, with the aim of ensuring these two events are efficiently organised and innovative.

The agreement was signed at the Delivery Partners Meeting, which was attended by the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, by Lausanne 2020 President Virginie Faivre and CEO Ian Logan, and Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet and CEO Etienne Thobois. A Lausanne 2020 delegation made the journey to Paris especially for the occasion, and the signing of the agreement coincided with the two organising committees’ first joint work session.

This collaboration falls in line with the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020, which aims to encourage organising committees to come together and discuss a range of subjects with a view to optimising organisation of the Games.

The agreement was a natural step for the two Organising Committees who, in addition to being close to each other both geographically and culturally, share a number of values and ambitions. Lausanne 2020 and Paris 2024 have built their projects on a foundation of strong commitments, namely in terms of environmental excellence, innovation and sustainability, and both plan to use a majority of existing or temporary infrastructures.

The two committees have also made involving people a priority, to ensure the Games are both open and accessible. Finally, several of the events for Lausanne 2020 – ski jumping, biathlon and Nordic combined – will be held on French soil, in the Jason Lamy-Chappuis stadium in Les Tuffes, part of Les Rousses ski resort (Jura department).

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