IOC reject XC for Paris 2024
Cross Country will not feature in the 2024 Paris
Olympics as IOC announced this week. World Athletics had proposed a team’s replay event be included which had the endorsement of elite cross country runners.
In a statement World Athletics said: “Cross country is an exciting and fast growing sport around the world so we are clearly disappointed it will not feature at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, even more so given the heritage of cross country in France at the Paris 1924 Olympic Games. However, we have developed what we believe is a really exciting mixed relay product and have been encouraged by the commitment from the IOC that they will continue to work with us to realise our vision of seeing cross country in a future Olympic Games.”
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