IOC approves final Olympic event program principles for LA28


Following the IOC Executive Board (EB)’s approval of the discipline program and the IOC Session decisions taken in October 2023 on Organizing Committee-proposed sports and pending sports, the IOC EB, meeting this week in Paris, approved the event program principles for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028.


The principles framework has been proposed by the IOC Olympic Programme Commission to assist and guide International Federations (IFs) in formulating proposals for their event programs, in line with the strategic roadmap of Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and tailored to correspond with the vision and context of LA28.

The focus will continue to be on creating a compelling sports program, while reducing its cost and complexity.

The event program principles approved by the IOC EB for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 are the following:

  1. Athlete-focused
  • Demonstrate a high standard of fairness, safety and performance and take into consideration athletes’ input and feedback.
  • Engage with the best athletes and inspire the emerging generations of athletes.
  1. Cost- and complexity-conscious
  • Avoid any increase to the respective sport-specific quota allocation compared to the Paris 2024 program.
  • Demonstrate a positive and sustainable impact on the Games and host, focusing on ensuring compelling and high-value sessions, while reducing the cost and complexity of operations, e.g. number of competition and training days
  • Use only existing venues and fields of play with no major adaptations.

III. Gender-equal

  • Maintaining 50% female participation or increase to 50% female participation on a sport and discipline level.
  1. Globally appealing
  • Connect with current and future generations, considering evolving trends and interests.

The review process will take place over the course of next year in consultation with the LA28 Organizing Committee and the IFs with a view to finalizing the event program after the Olympic Games Paris 2024 and no later than the first quarter of 2025.

The Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 are scheduled to take place between 14 and 30 July 2028.

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