It was at the convention of the Association of French Mayors (AMF) on 20 November 2019 that Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet and AMF President François Baroin unveiled the list of the first 500 city, departmental and regional councils to earn the Terre de Jeux 2024 label for joining the Games adventure and embarking their people on it, starting today.
Paris 2024 introduced the Terre de Jeux 2024 label in June 2019 to reach out to all local authorities and sports movement organisations. It devised the programme side by side with local stakeholders and it will help everyone involved to contribute, at their level, to three major objectives:
- Celebration, to spread the emotion surrounding the Games to all;
- Legacy, to change French people’s everyday lives through sport;
- Engagement, so the Olympic and Paralympic adventure benefits as many people as possible.
The goal with the Terre de Jeux 2024 label is to bring together a community of local stakeholders that share our belief that sport can change lives. Everyone within this community will be able to draw on and learn from experiences throughout the network, and pull the spotlight onto the area’s finest features and its initiatives and projects. Label-holding councils are committed to taking initiatives to promote sport and the Games among their people, in accordance with the Olympic Charter and the Paris 2024 Code of Ethics.
Paris 2024 reveals the first contingent
The first 500 cities and clusters of cities represent a wide range of geographies in mainland and overseas France.
Most of them are medium-sized: 48% are home to 10,000 to 50,000 people and 33% have fewer than 10,000, 9% of which have fewer than 2,500.
Of the 500 cities and clusters of cities that were awarded the label on 20 November 2019 during the AMF convention,[RF1] 416 applied to be a Games Preparation Centre and host foreign delegations in their facilities.
The full list of label-holding areas and organisations
List of label-holding departments
List of label-holding federations
List of label-holding regions
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