Paris Olympics: Here we go! -France Today | EUROtoday

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Yes, that is certainly the summer time of sports activities in France and the XXXIII Olympiad reaches its eagerly anticipated summit in July with the Olympics and Paralympic Games. Billed as the most important occasion ever held in France, all eyes are on Paris, the place, the organizing committee says, they aspire to supply “games that are a popular, multicultural festival, a celebration to share with the rest of the world. They represent a new adventure that will embark France on an experience unlike anything it has seen before”. The most iconic Parisian landmarks are being reworked into sporting arenas to supply spectators an unparalleled expertise and supply an excellent backdrop for sporting prowess, with an out of doors opening ceremony specializing in the River Seine.

The numbers are simply head-spinning: greater than 350,000 hours of TV might be broadcast to hundreds of thousands of spectators worldwide from 41 venues, with 10,500 athletes, 20,000 accredited journalists, 31,500 volunteers and greater than 600,000 meals served on the Athletes' Village on daily basis. These Games additionally usher in 4 new Olympic sports activities: breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and browsing. The Olympic flame might be burning for the period in entrance of the Louvre within the Tuileries Garden, till it's time to cross the baton to Los Angeles 2028. Ouvrons Big video games!

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