Paris 2024: Will they regret it?

Published on December 23rd, 2023

While cities host the Olympic Games to showcase their community, locals leverage the heightened media attention for other reasons… some good, some not so good. It is on this landscape in which the organizers plotted the most public of Opening Ceremonies for the Paris 2024 Games. Will they regret it? Here’s an update from insidethegames:

If France is hit again by extremist attacks or a security crisis in the run-up to the 2024 Olympics, the huge opening ceremony Paris plans to hold on the banks of the Seine could be postponed, French President Emmanuel Macron has said.

Security, involving tens of thousands of police and soldiers, will be tight: athletes will be paraded in boats on the Seine through the heart of the French capital in the first Summer Games opening ceremony to be held outside the usual stadium setting. Hundreds of thousands of spectators will fill both banks of the river.

“We are preparing a unique opening ceremony that I hope will make the French very proud,” Macron told France 5.

“It will be a moment of beauty, true art, a celebration of sport and our values, with the Seine and the capital as the theatre,” he added. He did say, however, that the plans could be revised for security reasons. – Full report

Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Program*:
Men’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 7 (41)
Women’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 6 (41)
Mixed Two Person Dinghy – 470 (19)
Men’s Skiff – 49er (20)
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX (20)
Men’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class (20)
Women’s Kiteboard – Formula Kite Class (20)
Men’s Windsurfing – iQFoil (24)
Women’s Windsurfing – iQFoil (24)
Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17 (19)
* Quota per event in parenthesis but does not include Universality Places (2 men, 2 women)

Venue: Marseille, France
Dates: July 28-August 9

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