Sport, an engine of progress

Sport and Olympic values in daily life

Paris 2024 will turn the Games into a fantastic opportunity to share the Olympic ideals and put sport at the heart of society.


The development of sport, everywhere and for everyone

The Games present a genuine opportunity to expand overall involvement in sport and advertise the benefits of sport among the general population.

In partnership with the relevant stakeholders (public authorities, sports movement, private sponsors and civil society), Paris 2024 thus intends to create a programme to develop the practice of sport everywhere and for all by 2024, aiming to:

  • Consider people’s preferences and usage to adequately calibrate supply.
  • Leverage sport as a health prevention and improvement tool. The programme to counteract sedentary lifestyles aims to involve 10 million French people in sport.

Establish new facilities, train coaches, improve in-school and extracurricular sports practice and implement sports activities in the workplace.


Wheelchair basketball initiation during the Olympic and Paralympic Week

Olympism in the service of education

A million children will be sensitised to Olympic values through the Paris 2024 educational programme starting in 2017. Indeed, an Olympic and Paralympic Week has already been incorporated on an on-going basis into the national education programme this year.

Paris 2024 has also launched ‘Playdagogie’ in France and abroad, an innovative and playful pedagogical method developed in partnership with the CNOSF, UNICEF and PLAY International.


Playdagogie, an innovative and playful pedagogical method developed in partnership with the CNOSF, UNICEF and PLAY International.

The Games, drivers of civic and volunteer engagement

Sport is already the primary source of volunteer engagement in France (a third of volunteers do so in sport). As the Games feature high on the list of events requiring a considerable number of volunteers (over 70,000 volunteers will be marshalled), they will offer a real opportunity to light the spark of civic engagement among youth.

Paris 2024 thus proposes to mobilise 50,000 Civic Service youths over 7 years to support the development of sports practice and sport-related civic and social initiatives.



Women and sport

Paris 2024 intends to develop and advance a movement already initiated in France, incorporating specific measures in its sports development programme to promote inclusivity and achieve diversity in sport by 2024 both within its governing bodies and in practice.


La Parisienne, women race in Paris streets

In order to implement ‘sport for all’ initiatives and to establish a legacy more generally, a priority throughout the planning process, Paris 2024 has committed to creating a dedicated group to direct these various initiatives upon being awarded the Games.