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a taste of Paris 2024 this weekend in Seine-Saint-Denis

Several activities are planned around the Stade de France this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. More than thirty Olympic sports can be practiced on suitable grounds.

To your sneakers! Olympic Day returns this Sunday in France and the program is packed to celebrate sport in Seine-Saint-Denis.

Launched in 1948, this day brings people together around sport and its health benefits. It takes place every June 23 worldwide, and generally on Sundays in France. This year’s theme is “Together for a world in peace”.

30,000m2 invested near the Stade de France

Two years before the Paris Olympics, Seine-Saint-Denis is getting up to speed with the games. The department will indeed be one of the key locations for the 2024 event. The Paris 2024 organizing committee has chosen to extend the Olympic day over the weekend, with two days of entertainment near the Stade de France. Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., they will be accessible to all, and completely free.

“The surroundings of the Stade de France will be transformed into a spectacular open-air playground, to learn, practice, admire and meet great champions”, announces the department of Seine-Saint-Denis on its site web.

In total, “30,000m2” are invested for this particular day, says Thierry Reboul, executive director brand, events and ceremonies Paris 2024, guest of BFM Paris-Île-de-France this Thursday.

Sports and cultural activities

On the program, more than thirty Olympic sports can be practiced on suitable grounds. They will be led by the different federations. For example, you can play rugby, handball, or try your hand at judo, horse riding and wrestling.

You can also discover the new Olympic sports of the 2024 Olympics such as breakdance, skateboarding and rock climbing, or practice Paralympic sports such as seated volleyball or wheelchair fencing. Nautical disciplines will also be offered such as swimming, canoeing and sailing.

On this occasion, “100 athletes, including more than thirty medalists” will be present, specifies Thierry Reboul. Among them, the Olympic fencing champion at the Tokyo Olympics Romain Cannone, or Diandra Tchatchouang, bronze medalist in basketball also in Japan, and Camille Lacourt, five-time world swimming champion.

The activities will be both sporting and cultural. Shows, showcases, dance battles and breakdance are planned in the presence of DJs, comedian Hakim Jemili and Brazilian Rai, former PSG player and 1994 French champion.

River shuttles available

To get to the stadium, free river shuttles by reservation will be set up in Noisy-le-Sec, Bobigny and Pantin, to the Bassin de la Villette. Participants will then be able to walk to the Stade de France.

The barges, with a capacity of 70 people each, will be accessible from 11 a.m. with a last departure scheduled for 2.30 p.m. in Pantin. Shows will be organized there, and those on board will then be able to take one and a half hour hikes organized from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Parc de la Villette.

In Bobigny, a cycle ride and a rollerblade ride are also on the program at 1 p.m., for an arrival at the Stade de France at 2 p.m.

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