What To attend
Paris, the host city of the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad, is ramping up for a spectacular 2024. Among the exciting announcements: a new sports discipline will be added to the Olympic Games roster, a Pacific Ocean island will host a unique venue, and the gardens of an iconic French Palace will be transformed for competition.
You won’t need to travel far from Paris to feel the energy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The iconic Place de la Concorde will transform into an open-air venue welcoming athletic events and spectators. Here, 3×3 basketball, BMX freestyle, and skateboarding will unfold, while breaking will make its Olympic Games debut – an unforgettable step forward into the event’s history.
A few kilometers away from the city center, the Champs de Mars Arena by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte will host the judo and wrestling competitions. Visitors will watch athletes battle their opponents while immersed in the curved timber structure of the Arena, framing an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower.
If you’re looking for a more traditional setting, you can visit a former royal residence in the west of Paris. The Chateau de Versailles was built as a simple hunting lodge for Louis XIII in 1623. Later, Louis XIV expanded the site and created one of the most ornate palaces in the world. During Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, the Château de Versailles will host equestrian and pentathlon events. A temporary outdoor arena, surrounded by several stands, will be constructed on the Etoile Royale esplanade, at the heart of the Palace’s gardens.
Paris is pulling out all the stops for the next Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the venue located in Lille is a perfect example. The Pierre Mauroy Stadium boasts the latest technology, including a retractable roof that can open and close in 30 minutes and a state-of-the-art sound system.
In the spirit of Olympism, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 will go faster, jump higher, and be stronger than any other before.
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