26 Jul 2020
Sunday 26 July marks four years to go until the Olympic Games Paris 2024 begin. In recognition of this important milestone, the Organising Committee has launched the Paris 2024 Club to share the Olympic and Paralympic adventure with everyone in France.
Each month until the Games in 2024, the Paris 2024 Club will offer its members the chance to take part in fun challenges accessible to all, enjoy exclusive meetings with Olympic and Paralympic champions, and participate in many other exciting sports and cultural initiatives.
Participation will earn people points to win rewards, which will include the chance to be a torchbearer, take part in the first general public marathon in Games history, get exclusive updates and sneak previews, plus have access to all the information about ticketing and priority registration for volunteering for the Paris 2024 Games.
In addition, exclusive athlete interactions will see some members earn the chance to experience a one-to-one chat with a top French sports star, practise their favourite discipline with its national champion or take a behind the scenes tour with an athlete.
The Club’s first members will be welcomed by Paris 2024’s finest ambassadors: the ones preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Games. French Olympic and Paralympic athletes are ready and waiting to take on anyone in France, on their home turf, in a range of challenges taking place over the next few weeks.
The first challenge will be held today, with French basketball star Tony Parker. He will lead a 3x3 team against Club members in a “winner stays on” competition in Paris.
This will be the first of eight challenges scheduled this summer. These will feature several French stars, including London 2012 Olympic swimming gold medallist Florent Manaudou, London 2012 and Rio 2016 three-time Paralympic gold medallist Marie-Amélie Le Fur, Beijing 2008 Paralympic gold medallist Arnaud Assoumani, 2016 European Table Tennis Championships silver medallist Simon Gauzy and 2019 World Triathlon Series title winner Vincent Luis.
In addition to these sporting activities, Paris 2024 will encourage Club members to get involved. Everyone in the Club will be able to contribute to the Paris 2024 project by proposing their ideas or giving their opinion by thinking up an unforgettable celebration; building a useful legacy for society; committing to spreading the values of sport in society; promoting education through sport during the Olympic and Paralympic week; and fostering inclusion through shared sports practice and respect for the environment.
The Paris 2024 Club is part of the Organising Committee’s commitment to developing a new Olympic Games delivery model. As an important component of the organisers’ legacy strategy, this initiative will drive participation and engagement as excitement continues to build ahead of the Games in 2024.
For more information about the Paris 2024 Club, visit www.paris2024.org.