In defense of the Olympic Games in Paris

Published on January 2nd, 2024

While the French may not adore Americans, their opinion on all tourism is being strained by the upcoming Olympic Games according to this report by insidethegames:

The head of the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee has vigorously defended the organization and suitability of the French capital to host the XXXIII Olympic Games of the modern era.

Canoeist Tony Laurent Marcel Estanguet, head of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games organizing committee, has been a staunch advocate of the Games’ merits, while acknowledging certain inconveniences in the lives of Parisians, particularly in terms of traffic and mobility restrictions for security reasons.

The presence of 15 million visitors and international terrorism, coupled with the growing problems in Gaza (the consequences of which are likely to be felt in Paris as a result), serve as an additional warning for the security of France in general and Paris in particular – something unimaginable just a few years ago.

In response, there will be an appeal to appreciate this unique event for more than 2.2 million Parisians and nearly 12 million people in the metropolitan area. – 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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