Paris bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics
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The Paris bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics is the successful bid to bring the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad and the XVII Paralympic Games, to the French capital city. Paris formally announced its intention to bid on 23 June 2015 – the date on which Olympic Day is globally celebrated. Following withdrawals in the 2024 Summer Olympics bidding process that led to just two candidate cities (Los Angeles and Paris), the IOC announced that the 2028 Summer Olympics would be awarded at the same time as the 2024 Games. After Los Angeles agreed on 31 July 2017 to host the 2028 Games. It was officially announced at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru.
|Games of the XXXIII Olympiad |
XVII Paralympic Games
|Chair||Bernard Lapasset and Tony Estanguet|
|NOC||French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF)|
|Previous Games hosted|
|1900 Summer Olympics|
1924 Summer Olympics
Bid for 1992, 2008 and 2012
|Result||Los Angeles withdraw from 2024 to bid for 2028, so it won.|
Paris previously hosted the 1900 Summer Olympics and the 1924 Summer Olympics. Paris will be the second city (after London) to host the Olympic games three times. Of note, 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of Paris' 1924 Summer Olympics, as well as the first Olympic Winter Games in Chamonix. On July 31, 2017, it was announced that rival bidder Los Angeles would host in 2028, effectively giving Paris the 2024 games.
The Olympic Games will be held from 2 August 2024 to 18 August 2024; while the Paralympic Games will be from 4 September 2024 to 15 September 2024. Paris will be the second city to host the games three times after London (1908, 1948 and 2012). These would be the sixth hosted games in France, and the third in summer. Los Angeles, which was announced as the 2028 Games host, will be the third city to host three times (1932 and 1984).
Venues are situated mainly in Paris. They also include Saint-Denis, Le Bourget, the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir in Colombes, a centrepiece of the 1924 games, Vaires-sur-Marne, Versailles and a 600-kilometre (370 mi) venue for sailing in Marseille. Environmental concerns are taken into account, as there will be nine temporary venues and only three new ones in a total of forty - 95% of venues are existing or temporary.
Grand Paris ZoneEdit
- Stade de France — Opening and closing ceremonies, athletics (track and field events only), 75,000
- Seine-Saint-Denis — Aquatics Centre (diving, swimming, synchronised swimming), 17,000
- Water Polo Arena (Piscine de Marville) — Water polo, 6,250
- Le Bourget - Pavilion I - Badminton (temporary), 7,850
- Le Bourget - Pavilion II - Volleyball (temporary), 18,570 (13,010 in main court and 5,560 in secondary court)
- Le Bourget Shooting range - Shooting (temporary), 4,120
- Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, Colombes - Hockey, 18,520
- U Arena, Nanterre — Gymnastics (artistic, trampoline and rhythmic), 17,500
- Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan, Levallois-Perret - Basketball (women's preliminaries), 5,000
Paris Centre ZoneEdit
- Champ de Mars — Beach volleyball (temporary), 12,860
- Eiffel Tower and river Seine — Open water swimming, triathlon, surfing (temporary) 3,390 (10,000)
- Champs-Élysées — Cycling (road), skateboarding (street), athletics (marathons and race walks) (temporary) 4,470 (25,000),
- Grand Palais — Fencing, taekwondo, 8,000
- Les Invalides — Archery (temporary), 8,000
- Jardins des Tuileries - Skateboarding (park) (temporary), 10,000
- Paris expo Porte de Versailles - Sport climbing (temporary), 6,650
- Halle Georges Carpentier - Table tennis, 5,009
- Stade Charlety - Baseball/softball (if accepted), 20,000
- Stade Jean-Bouin - Rugby, 20,000
- Stade Roland Garros — Tennis, 24,750
- Parc des Princes - Football (preliminaries, semifinal, finals), 61,691
- Stade Pierre de Coubertin - Handball (preliminaries), 5,000
- Le Zénith - Weightlifting, 5,238
- Bercy Arena - Judo, basketball (men's last preliminary round, play-offs), 16,208
- Bercy Arena II - Basketball (preliminaries, not all), wrestling, 8,000
- Le Golf National — Golf, 32,720
- Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines — Cycling (track, BMX), modern pentathlon (fencing), two stands seating 5,000 and BMX 7,040
- Château de Versailles — Equestrian, modern pentathlon, 22,500 (dressage, jumping, modern pentathlon in temporary stadium), 40,000 (temporary circuit in the garden)
- Élancourt Hill — Mountain bike, 22,740
- Vaires-sur-Marne — Rowing, canoeing (kayak and slalom), 24,000 (flatwater), 12,000 (slalom)
- Marseille — Sailing, 15,640
- Le Bourget - Main press centre, international broadcast centre, media village
- L'Île-Saint-Denis (will be built) - Olympic Village
- Marseille Chanot Exhibition Park - Satellite Olympic Village for football (also teams playing elsewhere than Lille, Nantes or Paris) and sailing athletes
Football venues (9 candidates qualified even to 6 eventually)Edit
- Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, 67,000
- Parc des Princes, Paris, 61,000 (final venue, no cutout from final list)
- Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, 59,000
- Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, 50,000
- Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, 42,000
- Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne, 42,000
- Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes (renovated), 38,000
- Allianz Riviera, Nice, 35,000
- Stadium Municipal, Toulouse, 32,000
The bid logo was unveiled on 9 February 2016 at the Arc de Triomphe, The logo symbolises the dynamic ribbons colors of the Olympic rings shaping the iconic Eiffel Tower with the "2" and "4" represents the number "24" and the year "2024". The bid logo was designed by French agency Dragon Rouge.
The slogan was launched on 3 February 2017, at the Eiffel Tower: Made For Sharing (French: "Venez Partager").
The bid was heavily promoted during the 2017 Tour de France. Members of the bid team assisted in presenting the yellow jersey to the race leader after each day's stage, and during the final day in Paris the riders rode through the Grand Palais (site of the fencing and taekwondo events) en route to the final laps on the Champs-Élysées (site of the road cycling events). Additionally, during stage 12 from Pau to Peyragudes, a special marker was placed at kilometer 2024 overall in the race to promote the bid.
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- Stage 1: Vision, Games Concept and Strategy
- Stage 2: Governance, Legal and Venue Funding
- Stage 3: Games Delivery, Experience and Venue Legacy