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The Olympic Games of Paris 2024 will have a cap of 10,500 athletes, the lowest figure since Atlanta 1996, announced Wednesday the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, following the meeting of the executive of the organization.
“there Will be fewer athletes in Paris, Rio or Tokyo” , emphasized Bach at a press conference, after clarifying that the Tokyo Games will also apply to this fee, but does not include the participants in the five new olympic sports (surfing, climbing, skateboarding, karate, and returned to baseball/softball).
Bach said that this reduction is part of the plans to “simplify” the Olympic Games also apply in Tokyo in 2021 , a quote that has had to be postponed a year due to the pandemic of COVID-19 and whose organizing committee, presented this Wednesday 200 initiatives to reduce costs and complexity.
From the headquarters of the IOC in Lausanne, the agency’s executive director, Christopher Duby, explained that these simplification proposals ranging from reducing the logistics (for example, to replace the services of a car park by public transport) to delete some events in the previous test stages.
From Atlanta 1996 all of the Summer Olympic Games have exceeded 10,000 athletes and Rio 2016 are now those who have had a greater number of participants, 11.238 (6.179 men and 5.059 women).
The past month of march, the IOC announced that for the first time all the countries and territories participating in the olympic games of Tokyo must have at least one athlete of each sex on their computers .
In London 2012 has already got all the equipment included at least one woman (even countries that had not done so until then, as Saudi Arabia, Qatar or Brunei), but then there were teams entirely female.