Almost two years before the Paris 2024 Olympic Games (OG), the organizers unveiled their slogan on Monday July 25 and detailed the program and ticketing. An edition placed under the sign of openness: “Let’s open the Games wide”, calls the organizing committee at the end ofa short video of one minute and thirty seconds.
Unique for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the slogan is synonymous with inclusion of people with disabilities, openness to territories “from Versailles to Saint-Denis”where several events will take place, and witness to “the audacity, the creativity, the avant-garde spirit that make up the identity of France”according to the organizing committee (COJO).
If the Latin Olympic motto is “citius, altius, fortius”that is ” Faster, higher, stronger “each host city chooses its own slogan to accompany its edition. “‘Let’s open the Games wide’, that’s ultimately our goal since day one, it’s this ambition to think of all the markers for the opening”explained the boss of the OCOG, Tony Estanguet, after his meeting with the government and the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron.
First joint Olympics
In addition to this motto, the OCOG has detailed the program of the Olympic Games, the opening ceremony of which will be held on July 26, 2024, in two years. The organizers wanted “to work on a better balance of men’s and women’s events”insisted Michaël Aloïsio, spokesperson for Paris 2024.
“The 2024 Paris Games will be the first joint Olympic Games”he recalled, before announcing that, “so as not to install the idea that the women’s events launch the men’s events”the women’s marathon will follow the men’s event and close the athletics program for the first time since its integration into the Olympic Games in 1984.
In this spirit, the final of the women’s Olympic basketball tournament will also take place after that of the basketball players, on the last day of the Olympic Games, and women’s judo, table tennis, canoeing or athletics events will take place in “prime time”.
Thirteen million tickets on offer from February 2023
The price list, “accessible to the greatest number” according to Mr. Estanguet, was also on the agenda: “50% of Olympic tickets, 50% of Paralympic tickets at less than 50 euros, and only 8% of tickets at more than 200 euros, it is really the ambition to have (…) full stadiums. » Michaël Aloïsio also announced that, “for all sports, tickets start[aient] at 24 euros, with an overall volume of one million tickets at this price”.
Finally, regarding the ticketing system, Olympic sports enthusiasts will have to register for a draw in December 2022, then the start of sales will take place in February 2023, in packs of three events or sessions to choose from, before the opening. single tickets in May. In total, thirteen million tickets will be offered for the Olympics.
“People will be able to compose their packs, by drawing: some will want several table tennis sessions, others will be in Marseille and will want to see sailing and football…”explained Mr. Aloisio.