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A symbolic event on the Moon is being proposed, timed for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, either in 2024 in Paris (France) or in 2026 in Milan-Cortina (Italy).

The Moon Village Association (MVA) discussed the concept during the 3rd Moon Village Workshop and Symposium held December 5-8 in Japan.

“This proposition is considered an achievable target, since by the early 2020s it will be possible to deliver multiple payloads to the Moon and operate them on its surface,” explains a MVA press statement. “Several of the members of the MVA are stakeholders in planned Moon missions scheduled for the period leading to 2026.”

Leap of Faith: Visionary artist, Pat Rawlings, saw an International Lunar Games back in 1995. Artwork done for NASA depicts Moon pole vaulting records of more than 30 meters being set in the 21st century. The Moon’s one sixth gravity would be an excellent environment for athletic competitions that are hampered by Earth’s stifling gravity.
Credit: Pat Rawlings/NASA

Pilot case

Giuseppe Reibaldi, President of the Moon Village Association, explains that “showcasing Olympic Games on the Moon will be for the public a concrete example of the implementation of the Moon Village, and a demonstrative pilot case of Earth-based activities that can be carried over onto the Moon, in an innovative new manner.”

The Moon Village Association was created in 2017 as a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Vienna. MVA’s goal is the creation of a permanent global informal forum for stakeholders like governments, industry, academia and the general public interested in the development of the Moon Village.

For information on the Moon Village Association visit:

www.moonvillageassociation.org

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