The Olympian Artists programme continues for Paris 2024 ©IOC

The Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH) has called again for submissions for the next edition of the Olympian Artists programme, with Paris 2024 set to be the fourth edition of the Olympic and Paralympics Games with an official release of art pieces from athletes.

Any Olympians and Paralympians, past or present, who dabble in creative arts professionally or as amateurs are encouraged to participate and register interest.

The scheme was first launched at Pyeongchang 2018 in collaboration with the World Olympians Association (WOA), and returned for Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022.

A selected number of pieces from the athletes are to be reproduced, showing interpretations of their time as an athlete.

"As we continue to build this programme, we take cues from the recommendations of Olympic Agenda 2020+5, which in turn is inspired by global trends," said OFCH director Angelita Teo.

"The aim of the programme is to celebrate Olympians who are multifaceted, to make enduring creative contributions to society, and to provide hope for young people, individuals and communities through engagement with creative arts and the Olympic values."

A group exhibition from Olympians was put on display at the inaugural Olympic Agora at Tokyo 2020 too.

The Olympic Agora takes influence from ancient Greece, acting as a cultural spot for art at an Olympic Games.

Seven Olympians had their artwork on display at Beijing 2022 through the mediums of painting, graphic design, art photography and Chinese brush painting.