Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo can be proud! After months of tenacity to get the Olympics back in France, Paris has the International Olympic Committee‘s support and is likely to host the Olympics in August 2024 as planned.
It is now official, Paris is given Olympics 2024 and Los Angeles Olympics 2028. Now that the International Olympic Committee made a decision in favor of the two cities, that must reach an agreement, Paris is getting closer to organizing the Olympics! But, how will everything be set up?
In the application file, Paris city hall explained its vision: “Paris dream of welcoming the world to an incredible sporting festival flowing along the Seine – bringing its outstanding infrastructure, culture, art de vivre, creativity and people together to demonstrate Olympism in action. […] Paris 2024 will build upon the creativity and organization of the best recent Games – and add a strong emphasis on participation and sport for all.”
To ensure Games security, the police prefecture intends to create a unique control room featuring the latest technologies fully operational in 2021!
The fact is that Paris offered to organize the 33rd Olympics from Friday August 2 to Sunday August 18, 2024 and Paralympics from Wednesday September 4 to Sunday September 15, 2024.
Games would take place in Paris and some would in the Paris region: out of 36 competition venues, 34 already exist including 8 needing renovation works and only 2 venues need to be built up. The Olympic Village will be set along the Seine riverbanks, near Asnières, covering a 50-acre area in order to feature 3,500 apartments.
Here is the list of the competition venues:
In other words, Paris has 7 years left to do the work in the following venues: Water Polo Arena, Grand Palais, Roland Garros, Stade Yves-du-Manoir, Water Sports Center, BMX track, Elancourt Hill and Marina, and to build the Aquatics Center in close proximity to the Stade de France, offering the Ile de France region an unquestionable sport heritage. After the games, the venue will become a competition and leisure aquatics center with a reduced capacity of 2,500 seats. Bercy Arena II, a second and complementary multipurpose arena will be built by 2021 with a permanent capacity of 8,000 seats!
Website: Paris 2024
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