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Olympic Games 2024: Emmanuel Macron announces, the opening ceremony will take place on the Seine

2021-07-24T16:11:19.827Z

The President of the Republic says a little more about the contours of the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympics.



An announcement that is already salivating.

The opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be held “

on the Seine

”, said Emmanuel Macron in an interview with

L'Equipe

to be published on Sunday, the president wishing for a “

truly unique and revolutionary

” event.

The ceremony, on July 26, 2024, "

will take place on barges on the Seine, also using its banks and all that the Seine offers as an urban setting

", details Mr. Macron who emphasizes that "

it is a work with the Tony Estanguet's team (president of the organizing committee for the 2024 Olympic Games), the city of Paris, the other communities, all the State services

”.

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We really want the ceremony to be popular, open to everyone, unique in terms of experience, very innovative and to have meaning for the French, to carry a message to the world.

Emmanuel Macron

This event, which he wants "

unforgettable

", will "

give a visual force, an emotion and even a very different rhythm to the ceremony

", he believes, after the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, sober and moving, which he attended.

"

We really want the ceremony to be popular, open to all, unique in terms of experience, very innovative and to have meaning for the French, that it carries a message for the world

", insists the head of the 'State.

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At his side, Mr. Estanguet added that "

our objective is to confirm these options in the coming months, by the end of the year

". “

The ceremonies will reflect what we have been doing from the start: rethinking each marker of the Games to open them up to as many people as possible

”, according to this three-time Olympic champion.

Source: lefigaro

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