Paris 2024 boss says safety comes first in surfing row

By Julien Pretot
Updated December 8 2023 - 6:25am, first published 6:23am
Olympic chiefs halted building work at the surfing venue in Tahiti amid environmental concerns. (AP PHOTO)
Olympic chiefs halted building work at the surfing venue in Tahiti amid environmental concerns. (AP PHOTO)

Safety is Paris 2024's top priority, organising committee president Tony Estanguet said after the construction of a judging tower for the surfing competition at next year's Olympics was stopped because of environmental concerns.

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