posted in Events le 23 June 2017
Paris Olympic days June 23rd and 24th
To celebrate Olympic Day, Paris becomes the biggest sports park ever conceived in the heart of a major city for two days Friday June 23rd and Saturday June 24th. The event is part of Paris’s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games.
Visitors will be able to find out about, participate in and/or watch over 30 sporting disciplines in the heart of the Parc Rives de Seine and at some of the capital’s iconic locations, including:
- the floating athletics track between the Pont Alexandre III and the Pont des Invalides;
- the team sports fields on the lawns of Les Invalides;
- the trampolines in the gallery of the Petit Palais;
- the diving board on the Pont Alexandre III;
- the transformation of Place de la Concorde into an outdoor velodrome;
- the climbing wall of the Pavillon de l’Arsenal.
The event will open on the Friday with a journey by kayak. Starting from the Stade de France, between 150 and 300 kayakers will make their way to the floating athletics track.
On the Saturday, thousands of professional and amateur sportsmen and women will gather for the "Paris 2024km", a route combining 527km to be completed by cyclists at Place de la Concorde, 20km by horseriders coming from Versailles and 1477km covered by runners coming from the four corners of Paris. Everyone will converge on Les Invalides for the grand finale which will be adorned with the colours of the Olympic bid.