Tahiti has moved a step closer to hosting surfing competitions at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after French organisers approved the South Pacific island as the venue for the events.
Former World Surf League (WSL) medallists have spoken up in favour of the Lacanau/Bordeaux bid to hold the Paris 2024 surfing competition.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is hardly one to talk about conflicts of interest.
There are no obstacles to Tahiti hosting surfing at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris but more work needs to be done on the proposal before a key meeting next week, senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official Christophe Dubi has claimed.
Tahiti has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to host surfing events at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
The Pacific Games Council (PGC) are hopeful an amicable resolution can be reached to the organisation's dispute with the Tongan Government, related to the country's withdrawal as hosts of the 2019 Pacific Games.
Tonga are one of six nations and territories to have expressed an interest in hosting the 2027 Pacific Games, despite pulling out of staging this year's event.