Preparing Paris for the 2024 Olympics

Published on March 31st, 2024

Mayors from rural France and small towns are increasingly angry about the transfer of migrants from the capital to their communities, which they believe is linked to cleaning up the capital to present a different face for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The relocation of migrants from Paris has outraged mayors from rural France, especially from small towns and agricultural areas, who believe that this migration is linked to presenting a shiny and migration-free capital for the Games. Clean-ups in the run-up to a major event are and have been a reality, as they were before the World Cup or the Winter Olympics.

Rio 2016 was paradigmatic in its supposed clean-up, as not only was there a truce between drug trafficking leaders and the governing authorities to show a different face of the Carioca capital, but the streets and squares were unusually clean and free of homeless people, something that “returned to normal” only days after the Games. – 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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