The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has appointed Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant to chair the IOC coordination commission for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with Patrick Baumann set to lead the coordination commission for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games.
Beckers-Vieujant, who is the president of the Belgian National Olympic Committee (COIB), will lead a 16-strong commission comprised of IOC members and representatives of Olympic movement stakeholders. The 57-year-old is also chair of the IOC audit committee and a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) finance and ethics commission.
The Paris 2024 coordination commission will make its first visit to the French capital in mid-2018 following an orientation seminar that is scheduled for later this month.
Meanwhile Baumann, 50, will also serve as vice chair of the Paris 2024 panel after acting as chair of the evaluation commission during the bidding process for both editions of the Games, which were awarded simultaneously during the IOC Session last month in Lima. The members of the Los Angeles 2028 coordination commission are yet to be announced.
“The commission members will mobilise all their energy and technical expertise to support Paris 2024 and help them achieve their vision,” said Beckers-Vieujant. “We will work with the Paris 2024 organising committee to ensure the successful delivery and the positive legacy of the Olympic Games, in line with the priorities of Olympic Agenda 2020.”
“Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 now share a strong bond, a common history and are embarking on an exciting journey together,” added Baumann. “This history and the success of both Games have become inextricably intertwined. I am looking forward to contributing, with my colleagues, to the success of these two remarkable cities and of the Olympic movement.”