Lacanau and La Torche ready to replace Tahiti to host the surfing events at the Olympics

« We continued to work quietly and today, if we are called upon, we will of course be happy to host the Olympic surfing events.declared Laurent Peyrondet, the mayor of Lacanau. Since last summer, there have been a few press articles reporting difficulties, in particular difficulties in intervening on the site. So we stayed on standby. »

Same story in Finistère, in Brittany. “If someone asks us, we won’t say no, advances Stéphane Le Doaré, mayor of Pont-l’Abbé and president of the community of communes of Pays Bigouden Sud, in charge of the La Torche site. For the moment, we have not been asked but we are used to hosting competitions and installing temporary infrastructures. We have average waves in summer but surfable by everyone. We need to know this quickly, before the end of the year. Because it requires a minimum of management and organization. »

The cities of Gironde and Finistère had already applied to organize the Olympic surfing events, allocated in 2020 to the Teahupoo site.. If the plan to organize the events in Tahiti arouses local opposition because of the degradation of the seabed, the international surfing federation explained this morning in a press release that it “worked with all parties to find a common agreement so that the competition could take place while protecting the local natural environment.”

2023-12-06 17:42:37
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