Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics events confirmed for Paris 2024 Olympic Games
LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, 7 December 2020
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) welcomes the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to keep all current Olympic events in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics on the programme for the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.
The new programme approved today by the IOC Executive Board has been drawn up in order to reach two main objectives – namely the limitation of the overall number of athletes to 10,500 and to perfectly balance female and male participation across the Olympic Games.
The IOC decision confirms that eight events in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, six in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, two in Rhythmic Gymnastics and two in Trampoline will be featured in Paris. The only change affecting Gymnastics is a slight reduction in quota places from 324 at the Tokyo Olympics to 318 in Paris.
The FIG will also work with the IOC and Paris 2024 to use Parkour as part of the youth-focused engagement plan – The French capital is the city where this urban sport was born.
“With the emergence of new sports and the efforts made to keep the Games on a human scale for host cities, nothing must be taken for granted. We thank the IOC for recognising through this decision that Gymnastics events are instrumental in the attractiveness of the Games,” commented FIG President Morinari Watanabe.
The FIG had requested the retaining of the current Gymnastics events on the programme, but had also proposed the inclusion of Synchronised Trampoline and the three FIG disciplines that are not currently Olympic sports – Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics and Parkour – with specific quotas assigned to each of these disciplines.
“Although Gymnastics belongs to the first tier of Summer Olympic sports, we must understand that it becomes more and more difficult to claim additional quotas. The World Championships are the best events for disciplines to showcase themselves, and we must continue our efforts to make them ever more exciting so that each FIG discipline has the chance to dream of Olympic recognition,” Mr Watanabe said.
Please find the IOC press release here.