Paris switches to Olympic Games mode, the animations 2018

On Saturday June 23, 2018, Paris switches to Olympic Games, for 24 hours, you can try many sports along the Seine and meet with the great athletes who will compete at the Olympics 2024.

The City of Paris takes part in the international Olympic Day, this Saturday June 23, 2018. A very particular day to prepare the Olympics 2024. The idea is to celebrate Olympic sport, thanks to initiation areas and demonstrations performed by great French athletes.

On Saturday June 23, 2018, Paris switches to Olympic Games 2024 mode for 24 hours, to bring everyone around the Olympics. Come with your family to free initiations covering 250,000-sqm in presence of many French athletes.

Paris en mode Jeux Olympiques 2024, les animations 2018

All in all, 30 sports can be tried along the Seine and in the streets, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.:

  • Port de la Concorde(Alexandre III bridge – Pont Royal) :
    • Modern pentathlon
    • Skate
    • Relaxation area
    • Badminton
    • Weightlifting
    • Field hockey
    • Boxing
    • Fencing
    • Wheelchair basketball
    • Paralympic football

  • Along the Seine(Pont des Arts-Pont au Change) :
    • Judo
    • Wrestling
    • Karate
    • Taekwondo
    • Cycling
    • Climbing
    • Shooting
    • Adapted judo
    • Relaxation area

  • Hôtel de Ville(Pont au Change – Pont Louis-Phillipe)
    • Pole vaulting
    • Handball
    • Tennis
    • Volley
    • Seated volley
    • Football
    • Rugby
    • Triathlon
    • Swimming
    • Baseball/softball
    • Table tennis
    • Golf

  • Sully-Morland(Pont Marie – Pont de Sully)
    • Canoe-kayak
    • Sailing
    • Relaxation area
    • Archery

The highlight of the day is the night race covering 2024 meters, between the Pont Alexandre III and the Eiffel Tower, a gathering that is not really sporting but still. Registrations are available from June 1, 2018 on the Olympic Day website, think about it!

For the launch, Mairie de Paris deputy entrusted with sport, tourism and Olympic GamesJean-François Martins, French taekwondo practitioner Gwladys Espangue, pole vaulting expert Renaud Lavillenie, French Olympic and Sporting Committee chairman Denis Masseglia and Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet. Together, they’ve launched the day with a message: “Games are a success only if we bring together the whole population!”

Paris en mode Jeux Olympiques 2024, les animations 2018

This past year, Paris already organized its great Olympics celebration, and the success was so remarkable that over 1.2 million visitors answered the call (Parisians and tourists included). The goal of the edition 2017 was to promote the application of Paris for the Olympics 2024, we could discover an athletic track floating on the Seine and varied activities that were just crazy. We don’t know if the move touched the IOC, but France won it!

Paris en mode Jeux Olympiques 2024

This charm campaign, destined to promote Paris before the Olympics 2024, will be the occasion to enable inhabitants and tourists to try many sports and who knows you can discover new passions?



Elodie D.
Last updated on 18 June 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
On 23 June 2018
From 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.



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