Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Paris 2024, highlighted the importance of visiting Marseille, claiming that it helped fulfill the French capital’s promise to organise an Olympic and Paralympic Games for all.
“This is a way for the IOC and the Olympic movement to make sure that everybody realises that when Paris said in its candidacy, we want to organise games that will be for the benefit of all, and not just Games that will be restricted to only one city, this is true.
“Paris is staying true to this commitment.
“The majority of events are going to take place around the city of Paris, but during the five years and after the Games, the Olympics will live through a variety of initiatives that will indeed be to the benefit of all.”
#####IMG000000000#####Demonstrations of five urban sports proposed for inclusion on the Olympic programme at Paris 2024 took place during the IOC Coordination Commission‘s visit to L’Ombrière de Norman Foster at Vieux Port Paris 2024
The public were invited to watch breakdancing, 3×3 basketball, skateboarding and BMX flat performances at L’Ombrière de Norman Foster at Vieux Port, before being encouraged to join in.