World Rowing has confirmed it will propose to the IOC the addition of three Coastal rowing events to its programme for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
World Rowing President Jean-Christophe Rolland told Olympic news website insidethegames that the events would take place at an existing venue at the Games and would not require any additional athlete quotas, claiming the proposal was “fully in line” with the considerations of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Coastal rowing has already been added to the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics and could make its debut at the main Games if World Rowing’s proposal is accepted by the IOC.
The IOC Executive Board will confirm the programme for Paris 2024 during its meeting in December 2020.
Rowing events at Paris 2024 are due to be held 35km outside of Paris at the Olympic Water Sports Stadium in Vaires-sur-Marne. The location of any coastal rowing events in Paris if included in the 2024 Games has yet to be determined.