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no swimming test in Seine-Saint-Denis

The board of directors of the organizing committee for the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games has validated, to save money, the start of the swimming events in Seine-Saint-Denis, the chairman of the committee said on Wednesday September 30. organization Tony Estanguet during a videoconference. “We validated the removal of two temporary sites (…) which will allow us to relocate the events that were planned in the sites that are now available: it is the swimming and volleyball events that will be directly impacted, ”announced Tony Estanguet. He thus confirms the start of the swimming events, the main event of the Games with athletics, from the city of Saint-Denis, to go to Nanterre (Paris La Défense Arena). Swimming was to be held in a temporary pool. Saint-Denis keeps the permanent aquatic center (diving, synchronized swimming, water polo). Estimated gain from the transfer of swimming events: 60 million euros, according to corroborating sources.

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