2024 Paris

Interesting Facts for 2024 Games

Interesting Facts for 2024 Games

Interesting facts for 2024 Games Paris and Olympic games:

  • 2024 will mark the centenary of the Paris Games, previously hosted in 1924.
  • It is the first time in history that the same emblem will be common for Olympic and Paralympic games, conveying a message for a widening vision of the games. 
  • In-keeping with its commitment to host sustainable Games, Paris 2024 will use 95 % existing or temporary venues to stage the competitions.
  • Τhe Marathon will be open to everyone, even amateur athletes, first time in Games history.
  • Tahiti, in French Polynesia will host surfing events, breaking the record for the farthest Olympic competition to be held outside the host.

Paris and Sports

  • Paris will host 306 events,  in 28 sports (including 4 additional) for Olympics
  • Paris will host 540 events in 22 sports for Paralympics
  • 4 new sports ,breakdance, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding, have been provisionally confirmed. (final confirmation on December 2020)

Paris city

  • Paris , also known as City of Light, “La Ville Lumière”,  was the first European city to install street lighting in 1889 and played a leading role at the Age of Enlightenment.
  • Paris has 6.100 streets, “rues”. The shortest Rue des Degrés, is only 5,75 metres long and the longest, Rue de Vaugirard is 4.3 kilometres long.
  • Place de la Concorde, the largest square in the capital, is actually a sundial, one of the biggest in the world.
  • In summer, the banks of river Seine are covered in sand and transformed to Paris Plages, Paris Beaches.

Transportation

  • Musicians playing in Paris  Metro (subway) have to pass an audition to obtain a badge holder, permitting them to perform in any metro station for the next six months.