The 2024 Paris Olympic Games organizers announced today that they will stage a mass participation marathon on the same day as the elite event
Paris was wondering how to make sure the general public would care about the Olympic Games. On Thursday, the 2024 organizing committee unveiled its revolutionary solution to the people: let them participat in the Olympic marathon.
Paris 2024 organizers said Thursday they will stage a mass participation marathon on the same day as the elite event “on the same course and in the same conditions as the Olympic athletes,” the organizing committee said.
Their website describes their overall vision: Paris 2024 will see a new vision of Olympism in action, delivered in a unique spirit of international celebration.
We will offer one of the world’s most inspirational cities as a memorable stage for the athletes – and a truly global platform to promote them, and their incredible stories.
And we will partner with the entire Olympic family to demonstrate that, more than ever after an extremely challenging period, sport has a unique power to help create a better world.
Our plan features 95 per cent existing or temporary venues, and every single one has a clear, defined legacy aligned with the city’s long-term development plans.
The sporting celebration will flow along the Seine, from the new Olympic Village, just 15 minutes from Paris city centre, to such city centre landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the Grand Palais.
Paris has welcomed people from all over the world – including the founding fathers of the Olympic Movement – for hundreds of years, to collaborate and inspire each other; to shape ideas and forge the future.
In 2024, we will stage magnificent and meaningful Games that will set a new milestone in sporting history, in the city where Pierre de Coubertin first imagined the potential of a world united by sport.
posted Thursday February 21st