Canoeing with Tony Estanguet between the Stade de France and the invalids, a 100 m on a floating track of athletics at the foot of Pont Alexandre III … Paris is in the Seine on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June to promote his candidacy At the Olympic Games in 2024.
On the occasion of World Olympics Day, June 23rd, Paris emerges the great game and tries a demonstration of strength in order to demonstrate that there is a real popular enthusiasm behind its bid to organize the Olympic Games In 2024. “It’s going to be spectacular. There will be a lot of people, on the platforms, on the bridges, on the various sites. There will be a lot of people out there,” predicted Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo.
It is, therefore, the Seine which is put forward, with various sites arranged throughout, on an area of 250,000 m2. “We tried to favor the quality, the spectacular and the popular character. It will bluff us to see Paris like that, “enthuse Hidalgo. Out of ten major areas ranging from the Sully bridge to the Quai d’Orsay, passing by the Place de l’Etoile transformed into a velodrome, Paris 2024 wants to concretize the flagship idea of its concept: turning the capital into a true Olympic Park.
Sailing in the heart of Paris is great !!
The lawns of the Esplanade des Invalides, which will host the archery events in 2024, in the case of a success in Paris, will become the weekend of volleyball, Badminton. The most spectacular is a floating track of 100m athletics displayed on the Seine, between the Alexandre III bridge and the Invalides bridge. Another attraction is a two-story diving platform for demonstrations reserved for professionals: a platform 12 m above the Seine, and one at 17 m, while diving at 10 m is one of the most spectacular disciplines in the program Olympic.
Champions on the spot
And since the start of the campaign, athletes will be at the forefront: the world record holder in the pole vault (6.17 m), Renaud Lavillenie will be thus on the Quai d’Orsay at the foot of the Bridge of the Concord. Teddy Riner, a double Olympic champion and a world champion in heavyweight judo, basketball player Nicolas Batum, and boxer Sarah Ouhramoune will also train for a weekend.
The idea is to create at each site highlights with the presence of champions for a demonstration, and then to allow passers-by to try explains Paris-2024. No budget figures have been released, but the two-day event is included in the global envelope of the Paris-2024 bid estimated at 60 million euros.