A new Olympic water sport and equipment program will be implemented in 2020, with the focus on improving water quality and preventing outbreaks of disease in schools, according to the IOC’s Executive Board.
The 2020 IOC Games in Brazil will be held in Rio de Janeiro from March 5-8, 2021.
According to the plan, athletes will have access to water, ice and saltwater swimming pools, diving boards, diving shoes and swimming helmets, plus equipment for swimming, diving, water polo and ice sports.
The IOC also said it will work to equip students with the equipment needed to play the sport.
It’s a big deal.
We have already announced a number of measures for improving water safety.
In particular, we are committed to using all available measures to reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses and outbreaks.
We are already doing a lot, and the IOC will continue to work hard to improve water safety in the future, IOC President Thomas Bach said at a press conference in Rio.
The IOC is also announcing a number other measures for water safety that will be carried out in 2021, including the establishment of an Olympic water park, which will be located in the Olympic Village in Rio, with water sports and ice activities.
According the IOC, in the next year, there will be a total of 7,600,000 cubic meters of water in the Olympics Aquatic Park, which is located on the outskirts of Rio.
There are currently around 2,000 water sports facilities in Rio which have water-purifying systems and facilities.
The Olympic water parks are expected to cost about $1 billion and cover the entire Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.