JO Paris 2024 : the capital is decked out in its festive clothes

Athletics track floating on the river Seine, the tower on the Alexander III bridge, or climbing wall in the Pavilion of the Arsenal… on the occasion of the olympic day, celebrated each year on 23 June, the capital, a candidate for the JO Paris 2024 is transformed from this Friday in a huge playground. Discovery of the site.
A strong message will be sent as soon as this Friday to the international olympic Committee (IOC) on the occasion of the olympic day, celebrated each year on 23 June, the anniversary of the creation of the instance dedicated to Olympism and sports.
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“On 23 and 24 June next, the heart of Paris will be transformed into a huge sports field to celebrate the olympic Day, we had reported Jean-François Martins, elected deputy Sports and Tourism, during the visit of the IOC evaluation Commission, may 15, 2017. This event of unprecedented magnitude will be placed under the sign of the Paris bid 2024. And we’ll share it with the greater number of parisians.”


The Seine, the Invalides, the Petit Palais, or the Pavilion of the Arsenal


In the program : nearly 30 sporting disciplines will be to discover, practice, or look in places iconic parisian along the Seine, the Invalides, Petit Palais, or even at the Pavillon de l’arsenal, the place to go for architects and enthusiasts of architecture.


Track, floating about 150 meters on the river Seine !


While for the Paris bid for the 2012 olympic games, the City of Paris had transformed the Champs-Elysées in track athletics, the municipality teamed up with Paris in 2024 and the national olympic Committee and French sports (CNOSF) is gone this time later in the process by installing an athletics track floating about 150 meters on the river Seine !


“We have entrusted the logistics management of the track to the Ubi Bene agency, headed by Thierry Reboul”, explains to us-t-on this Thursday, 22 June, at the cabinet of Jean-François Martins, deputy Sports. The objective of the installation of this floating equipment placed on the water between the bridge Alexandre III and the Tuileries is clear : “Send the strong images that summarize the operation of the 300 accredited media during these two days, 23 and 24 June 2017.”


In the end, from Friday, a crossing by kayak will start at the Stade de France, during which 150 to 300 kayakers will be led by Tony Estanguet, co-president of Paris 2024 and triple olympic champion of canoe, up to the track floating, where they will join Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, Valérie Pécresse, president of the Region Ile-de-France, Denis Masseglia, president of Cnosf, and all the stakeholders of the application, to inaugurate the two days.


“Then, on Saturday, thousands of professional athletes and enthusiasts will gather for the ‘2.024 km from Paris’, a course involving cyclists and riders from the four corners of Paris, adds the city. All will converge on the Invalides for a grand final in the colors of the application.”


View of the Grand Palais in Paris. © S. C. Batiactu

Mix art and sport
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Finally, a mural of coloring participatory of 100 meters long is now installed in the corner before the bridge of the Concorde. “The design of the mural has been created by Paris Museums for the purpose of mixing art and sport”, explains the city of Paris.


Discovery from page 2 of the main symbolic places chosen by the city of Paris for the event “Paris mode olympic Days on 23 and 24 June 2017.”

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