Get Set for Beach Volleyball at the Bottom of the Eiffel Tower

Sport and heritage will be brought together in wondrous waysas France formally becomes the host nation ofthe next Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games (the Games ofthe 33rd Olympiad)
Get Set for Beach Volleyball at the Bottom of the Eiffel Tower
Get Set for Beach Volleyball at the Bottom of the Eiffel Tower

Exactly 100 years after France&rsquos previous Summer Games, Paris will see another prominent sports episode planned in the country, running from July 26 until&nbspAugust 11, 2024.&nbspFrance has received the flag from Tokyo at a sparkling Closing Ceremony on&nbspAugust 8, 2021.

Paris will be&nbspthe first entirely gender-balanced and carbon-neutral Olympics, and the first-ever Olympic events open to all-purpose public participation. Apart from&nbspsport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing which have made their Olympic debut in Tokyo, new&nbspsports will be added to the Paris line-up - for instance, a competitive form of breakdancing. This brings the official number of Olympic sports to 32.

In the essence of relinking societies and distributing the Games with as many individuals as possible, Paris will also be the first in Olympic history to embrace a civic version of the
marathon and road cycling events, where associates of the public can apply to follow in the athletes&rsquo ways on the same day and course as the medal races. There will also be novel ceremony notions, like carrying the festivities to people in public spaces rather than in a solitary stadium.

Paris 2024 will also validate creativity and inclusivity in terms of venues, supporting not only the capital&rsquos old-style sports venues but also its attractive landmarks, as well as metropolises in other parts of France and the Overseas Territories. Sport and heritage will be transported together in unpredicted ways. Get ready to see beach volleyball at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, archery alongside Les Invalides, BMX freestyle on Place de la Concorde, taekwondo at the Grand Palais and equestrian masteries at the Chateau de Versailles.

The cities of Bordeaux, Marseille Lyon, Nantes and Nice and will host football matches &ndash Nice will also have army sailing &ndash and the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia will see surfing make its Olympic d&eacutebut. These will be universally responsible Games, amplifying the use of current set-up for 95% of needs and only erecting facilities that are required by the local population &ndash meaning that the carbon footprint of Paris 2024 will be half that of former Games in France.

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