The upcoming Paris 2024 Summer Olympics will be spectacular! It’s without surprise that the International Olympic Committee validated this Tuesday March 3, 2020 projects supported by the Paris 2024 Committee to house new sports such as street sport and surf. As planned: it’s at the Place de la Concorde in Paris that will take place street sport competitions.
Moreover, the IOC’s decision comes and strengthens Paris 2024 committee’s will to host exceptional Games in spectacular places. And to show the whole potential of a country like France to organize major international events. Among the sports and disciplines involved, we have climbing, skateboard, breakdance and even BMX Freestyle and 3-on-3 basketball.
For Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet interviewed by our peers at Le Figaro,, it’s first and foremost about showing “the best of France”. According to him, the IOC brought “their enthusiastic support” and showed they were “rest assured by the sporting, financial and environmental arguments”.
An ambitious project that plans in the same time to host surfing competitions in Tahiti! At first, these two new places were not in the plans sent to the IOC. After a few months waiting, the committee finally validates both projects focusing on new sports and considers athletes will enjoy the best conditions. We just can’t wait!
Place de la concorde
Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris 8