Who has the 2024 Olympics
About the games
The vision of Paris 2024
Paris 2024 will see a new vision of Olympism implemented in a unique spirit of international celebrations.
We will offer one of the most inspiring cities in the world as a memorable stage for the athletes - and a truly global platform to promote them and their incredible stories.
And we will work with the entire Olympic family to show that after an extremely difficult time, more than ever, the sport has the unique power to create a better world.
Our plan has 95 percent pre-existing or temporary venues, and each and every one of them has a clear, defined legacy that aligns with the city's long-term development plans.
The sporting celebrations will run along the Seine, from the new Olympic Village, just 15 minutes from Paris city center, to the city's landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais.
For centuries, Paris has welcomed people from all over the world - including the founding fathers of the Olympic Movement - to work together and inspire one another; to develop ideas and shape the future.
In 2024 we will host magnificent and meaningful games that will mark a new milestone in sports history, in the city where Pierre de Coubertin first saw the potential of a world united by sport.
Sustainability and Legacy
Paris 2024 aims to host the most sustainable games of all time. Paris 2024 has developed a unique sustainability and legacy strategy fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and supported by WWF France, the Yunus Center and UNICEF France. Its three pillars are sport at the heart of society, a more inclusive society and ecological excellence.
Crucially, Paris 2024 will be the first Games to be fully in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving a positive legacy at local and international level, as well as a positive impact on the sport.
The Games will pursue a groundbreaking strategy to reduce emissions and are expected to have a 55 percent lower carbon footprint than the 2012 London Olympics, widely recognized as a model for sustainable games.
This commitment can be underpinned by the Paris 2024 Transport Policy, which includes:
- 100 percent of the spectators travel to the venues by public transport, by bike or on foot;
- Free access to the Paris transport system for holders of tickets to the Games;
- An emission-free fleet of buses that will be in use during the games;
- France's efficient rail network, which connects 85 percent of the major French cities with Paris in less than four hours and at the same time connects Paris with many major European capitals;
- Paris is in the heart of Europe, with many capital cities less than three hours away by train or plane.
The Olympic Village in Paris 2024 will be a prime example of sustainable development with low-carbon, environmentally-friendly buildings that use 100 percent renewable energy and pursue a zero-waste strategy.
95 percent of the venues have already been built or will be erected temporarily so that the environmental impact of all construction work associated with the games will be minimal. With 85 percent of the competition venues less than 30 minutes from the Olympic Village, the athletes' travel times will be minimal, and that in zero-emission vehicles. The Olympic Stadium will be just five minutes from the Olympic Village.
The application committee Paris 2024 was certified according to ISO 20121 and is climate neutral thanks to its compensation policy.
Q&A with Marie-Amélie Le Fur, para-athletics
Marie-Amélie Le Fur is co-chair of the Paris Athletes Committee 2024. She has won eight medals in the last two Paralympic Games.
How will the sustainable plan of these games benefit the athletes?
"The plan for the 2024 Games in Paris is designed not only to ensure a great experience for athletes, but also to create a lasting legacy for the community. The Aquatics Center will be used as a new elite training center and a recreational swimming pool urgently needed in a neighborhood of Paris where 50 percent of children cannot swim. In addition to the competition venues, € 100 million will be invested in local sports facilities, many of which will be used as training facilities during the Games to ensure that the benefits of the Games will benefit the entire host area. Special emphasis will be placed on improving these facilities to make them fully accessible. Finally, an important and invaluable impact of hosting the 2024 Games in Paris will be the shift in mentality regarding To be people with a disability, don't only within the sports community, but in French society as a whole. "
* Text, images and illustrations provided by Paris 2024
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