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Saturday October 8, 2022, the first Paralympic Day in Paris

2 years from the 2024 Paris Games, you have an appointment Saturday October 8, 2022 on the Place de la Bastillein Paris (4th), from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the very first Paralympic day.

What awaits you? A sporting and cultural event for the general public, family and festive, which offers an unprecedented opportunity to promote the Paralympic disciplines and the athletes.

Free and open to all, this Paralympic Day also intends to contribute to changing the way people look at disability with an impact that goes far beyond the simple framework of the sports field. An ambition well in line with the slogan of Paris 2024: “Let’s open the Games wide!” »

On the program: a taste of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

For the occasion, the Place de la Bastille will be transformed for a day into a vast playground with events that will give you a taste of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.

On the program for Paralympic Day:

  • Introduction to Paralympic disciplines,
  • Spectacular sports demonstrations,
  • Cultural and musical entertainment,
  • Meetings with Paralympic and international athletes from the French team,
  • Sessions of exchanges and dedications with the sportsmen.

The perfect opportunity to discover and test the Paralympic sports to get to know them better.

Not less than 15 Paralympic disciplines will be presented:

  • chair fencing,
  • for tennis,
  • for table tennis,
  • for aviron,
  • for judo,
  • armchair basketball,
  • Volley assis,
  • Blind football,
  • Bowl,
  • for tennis,
  • for badminton,
  • Para athletics (and long jump),
  • for triathlon,
  • wheelchair handball,
  • for climbing.

The 22 sports of the 2024 Paralympic Games

On the program of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games: wheelchair basketball, boccia, wheelchair fencing, blind football, goalball, para athletics, para rowing, para badminton, para canoeing, para cycling (road and track), para horse riding (dressage), para powerlifting, para judo, para swimming, para taekwondo, para table tennis, para archery, para sports shooting, para triathlon, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, sitting volleyball.

1,000 young Ile-de-France residents at the heart of the Olympic and Paralympic Games

1,000 is the number of young trainees from the Ile-de-France who immerse themselves each year in the dynamics of Paris 2024 through the regional system “1,000 Olympic and Paralympic Games discovery courses”.

Launched in 2019 for 3rd graders, this device makes it possible to engage the young people of the Ile-de-France region in this exceptional event for our territory, but also to make them aware of the training and professions linked to its organization. The internships include trips to competition sites, sports events and initiations, as well as meetings with high-level athletes.

Great novelty 2022-2023educational structures welcoming people with disabilities (IME, EREA, etc.) will participate in the system.

The Île-de-France Region, the leading public funder of the 2024 Games after the State

The Île-de-France Region is not only proud of the idea of ​​hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, it has also been associated with the project since its inception!

She is the 1st public financier after the State, by devoting more than 240 million euros to it.

This money is intended:

  • To infrastructures that can be reused afterwards:
    By amateur athletes, such as the Olympic Nautical Stadium in Vaires (77) or the Olympic Aquatic Center in Saint-Denis (93),
    By Ile-de-France residents looking for accommodation, such as the Athletes’ and Media Villages,
  • to transport, with in particular the replacement or renovation (in progress) of 708 train and RER sets, the disappearance of the metro ticket and the generalization of Smart Navigo,
  • To young people, employment and training,
  • To the accessibility of the Paralympic Games.
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