The inclusion of sport climbing in the Olympic Games illustrates the fresh approach that Paris 2024 would like to add to its Games. Showcasing a modern sport, practiced in an area with a young population, to promote participation in it as widely as possible. Along with the Olympic Aquatics Centre in Saint-Denis, the Le Bourget Climbing venue is the only sports facility to be built specifically for Paris 2024. Looking well beyond the Paris 2024 Games, this facility represents a response to a need and an expectation in the Seine-Saint-Denis area.
Five climbing walls will be used during the Games: an indoor wall, for warming up, and four outdoor walls, with three for competition events (speed, bouldering and lead combined) and the last one set aside for competitors to warm up.
The indoor facilities will provide a lasting legacy for the Games, in a department that has a major shortage of sports facilities (ranked 103rd out of 105 departments).
Capacity: 6,000 people; 3,000 seated; 3,000 standing.
What sport for Paris 2024?
Speed, Bouldering & Lead Combined (women’s / men’s)
Where will it be located?
City: Le Bourget
Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village: 7km to the east
Access: bus, RER B
Games venues located nearby: Dugny Media Village, La Courneuve Shooting Range, Stade de France, Olympic Aquatics Centre.
The indoor facilities created for the Games will be left as a legacy for the city of Le Bourget, and will be able to be used on a daily basis by local clubs, associations and residents. The temporary climbing walls set up could, in the same way as the temporary swimming pools for the Games or the Place de la Concorde urban sports structures, be redeployed once the events have been completed at sites that are to be determined, benefiting local associations, clubs and communities.
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