The Paris 2024 Games concept has been developed in close cooperation with the national government, the Paris region, the city of Paris and the local authorities involved in Games-related development. The Games are directly addressed in the plans of each level of government, ensuring that they will provide an added boost to their urban and economic development strategic plans, including key areas such as housing, adaptation to climate change, environmental quality and economic attractiveness.
Situated north of Paris in the Grand Paris Zone, the Olympic Village is designed as an outstanding urban renewal project. It will create a new residential district located on the banks of the River Seine, in the vicinity of the new Pleyel transport hub. It will become a major benchmark for sustainability and urban renewal. After the Games, its legacy will include over 2,200 new housing units, improved public facilities, upgraded riverbanks and a centre for companies in the culture and creation sectors.
The locations of the Olympic and Media Villages have been chosen to meet needs identified in long-term development strategies: located in the vicinity of new transport lines and public facilities, these 3,700 new homes will serve a range of needs and feature the latest sustainability standards.
In the heart of the city, the Paris Centre Zone is intended to transform Paris’s most emblematic sites into spectacular competition venues. The Games are aligned with the city of Paris’s goals to host major international sport events, increase sports participation, enhance its unique heritage, and refine the tourism experience. The Games concept features iconic monuments and cultural and sports facilities primarily located on the banks of the Seine. The Games will also accelerate city projects such as the possibility to swim in the river and canals and the development of sport in public areas.
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Paris 2024 aims to host the most sustainable Games ever. Paris 2024 has developed a unique sustainability and legacy strategy fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals supported by WWF France, the Yunus Centre and UNICEF France. Its three pillars are sport at the heart of society, a more inclusive society and environmental excellence.Crucially, Paris 2024 will endeavour to be the first Games fully aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement, leaving a positive legacy at local and international levels and a positive impact for sport.
It will have a ground-breaking emissions reduction strategy and aims to deliver a 55 per cent smaller carbon footprint than the Olympic Games London 2012, widely seen as a reference for sustainable Games.
This commitment can be underpinned by the Paris 2024 clean transport policy, which includes:
- 100 per cent of spectators travelling to the venues by public transport, bike or walking;
- Free access to the Paris transport system for Games ticket-holders;
- A zero emission bus fleet in service during the Games;
- France’s high-performance rail network linking 85 per cent of larger French cities to Paris in under four hours, while also connecting Paris to many major European capitals;
- Paris is located within the heart of Europe, with many capital cities less than three hours away by rail or plane.
The Paris 2024 Olympic Village will be a showcase of sustainable development with low carbon and eco-designed buildings, using 100 per cent renewable energy and having a zero waste policy strategy.With 95 per cent of venues already built or temporary structures, the environmental impact of any Games-related construction will be minimal. With 85 per cent of competition venues situated less than 30 minutes from the Olympic Village, athletes’ travel times will be minimal, in zero emission vehicles. The Olympic Stadium will be just five minutes away from the Olympic Village.
The Paris 2024 Candidature Committee has been certified ISO 20121 and carbon neutral, thanks to its compensation policy.
Marie-Amélie Le Fur is Co-Chair of the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Committee. She has won eight medals in the last two editions of the Paralympic Games.
How would the sustainable Games plan benefit the athletes of your community?
“The Paris 2024 Games plan is not only designed to ensure a great athlete experience but also to ensure a lasting legacy for the community. The Aquatics Centre will be used as a new elite training centre and a recreational swimming facility, deeply needed in an area of Paris where 50 per cent of children do not know how to swim. Beyond competition venues, EUR 100 million will be invested in local sports facilities, many of which will be used as training venues during the Games, ensuring the benefits of hosting the Games are shared with the whole host territory. A special focus will be put on improving these facilities to make them fully accessible. Finally, a key and invaluable impact of hosting the 2024 Games in Paris will be the change of mentality with respect to people with an impairment, not only within the sports community, but across the whole of French society.”
* Text, images and illustrations provided by Paris 2024
On 11 July, the 130th IOC Session unanimously agreed in principle to award both the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028 simultaneously, paving the way for a “win-win-win” situation for the Olympic Movement, Los Angeles and Paris.
This historic decision initiated a period of constructive discussion between the IOC and the two Candidate Cities, resulting in Los Angeles declaring its candidature for the Olympic Games 2028 followed by a Tripartite Agreement and the release of the Host City Contract 2028 on 31 July.
The Tripartite Agreement, ratified by the IOC Session in Lima on 13 September 2017, led to the simultaneous election of Paris as Host City of the Olympic Games 2024 and Los Angeles as Host City of the Olympic Games 2028 which IOC President Bach termed “a golden opportunity” for the IOC, Los Angeles and Paris.