New Olympic Tower Rejected by Teahupoo Locals
This morning, a new video was released by Matahi Drollet who's spearheading opposition to the Paris 2024 Olympic tower at Teahupoo.
You may recall the original $5 million Euro alumimium tower with all mod cons was knocked on the head, replaced with a "sober" version of the same. However, that tower, despite being a compromise, would still require 12 new footings and 56 new holes which is an unacceptable burden on the reef according to Matahi Drollet.
Pressed for time, the latest rejection puts pressure back on Olympic organisers. Also, if Instagram comments are to be believed, there's a growing discontent about the silence from competing surfers.
Lorenzotahiti: "To all the surfers surfing the Olympic choose wisely which side you’re on."
Kevinwalshy: "Why not pressure the surfers that are competing in the Olympics to boycott it to put a stop to this?"
Connerhats: "All the teams need to boycott till they do it right."
Northshorechevy: "Hoping all invitee participants, sponsors and vendors boycott this event."
Aria_jorg: "Athletes should #boycotttheolympics this is outrageous for three days of competition to destroy such an invaluable piece of nature."
Alicia_dean: "Surfers who have qualified for the Olympics need to boycott it..."
The next move by the IOC will see whether the Olympics are staged at Teahupoo or at Taharuu, the black sand beach on the road to Teahupoo.