COMPETITION VENUE CONCEPT
Because Paris is not like any other city, it deserves every honour. The Games in the capital city promise a complete spectacle, thought out for the athletes, spectators and television audiences. Paris’ iconic landmarks are being transformed into sporting arenas to offer spectators an unparalleled experience and provide an outstanding backdrop for sporting prowess. World-class sports venues will be in the spotlight for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. In total, 14 exceptional sites make up a compact concept, with 24 Olympic sports (out of 32) located within 10 km of the Village.
IN THE ÎLE-DE-FRANCE REGION
The Games will shine out around the capital, from Les Yvelines to Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-et-Marne and Seine-Saint-Denis. At the heart of the project, from the bid phase, Seine-Saint-Denis will be home to the Olympic and Paralympic Village, the Media Village and six sports. In addition, two Paralympic events will provide a unique opportunity to showcase the Seine-Saint-Denis department with spectators and television viewers from around the world: the Paralympic marathon and Paralympic road cycling. These two events and the mass participation cycling event will take in various locations across the department.
The Paris 2024 Games are for the whole of France, promoting the country’s rich and diverse heritage. The football tournament will be played at five stadiums in other regions across France: Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Nice and Marseille. All of the handball matches will be played in Lille, while sailing will head to the Mediterranean, in Marseille. For the first time in history, the Games will even benefit overseas territories and their communities, with the Teahupo’o site in Tahiti to stage the Olympic surfing competition on one of the most beautiful waves in the world.