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How will Paris get ready for Olympics 2024?

Published on 2 August 2017 By Laurent P.
Comment Paris va se préparer à l'arrivée des JO, en 2024 ou 2028 ?

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:

  • Synchronized swimming, diving, water polo at the Water Polo Arena and the Aquatics Center
  • Marathon swimming at the Eiffel Tower
  • Archery at the Esplanade des Invalides
  • Badminton at Le Bourget – Pavilion I
  • Basketball at Bercy Arena I
  • Goalball at Bercy Arena II
  • Boxing at Roland Garros
  • Judo at Bercy Arena I and Roland Garros
  • Taekwondo, canoe, slalom at the Water Sports Center
  • BMX track at the Velodrome National
  • Mountain bike at the Elancourt Hill
  • BMX, equestrian  sports at the Chateau de Versailles
  • Dressage & Jumping and fencing at the Grand Palais
  • Football finales at the Parc des Princes
  • Golf at Golf National
  • Gymnastics at the Arena 92
  • Handball at Paris Expo – Hall I
  • Hockey at the Stade Yves-du-Manoir
  • Fencing at the Velodrome National
  • Swimming at the Chateau de Versailles
  • Rugby at the Stade Jean Bouin
  • Shooting at Le Bourget Shooting Range
  • Table Tennis at Paris Expo – Hall IV
  • Taekwondo at the Grand Palais
  • Tennis and Basketball (in wheelchair) at Roland Garros
  • Rugby (in wheelchair) and tennis (in wheelchair) at Roland Garros
  • Triathlon at the Eiffel Tower
  • Volleyball (indoor) at Le Bourget – Pavilion II
  • Volleyball (beach) at the Champ de Mars
  • Weightlifting at the Arena 92
  • Wrestling at Bercy Arena II
  • Table Tennis at the Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin
  • Powerlifting at La Villette Great Hall

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!

Practical information:
Website: Paris 2024

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