Paris 2024 organization changes swimming venue


He organizing committee of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 announced this Wednesday that will move swimming trials, within a series of measures to reduce costs in the current crisis derived from the pandemic.

Initially planned in the area of Sena-Saint-Denis, north of the capital, swimming will take place in Nanterre (northwest), while the volleyball will not be held in Bourget, as planned at the beginning, although it is still unknown where it will be played.

In addition to eliminating these two temporary sites, other less important measures were also taken in sports such as 7-a-side rugby, soccer or climbing, also to cut expenses.

The expected savings only for the transfer of swimming will be about 60 million euros, as indicated by several French media, citing committee sources.

The decision of the board of directors of the organizing committee discussed today several ideas to save costs in the current situation of the economy, and in order to control the budget, currently set at 3.8 billion euros.

“The ambition to offer a unique, spectacular event remains“said the president of the organizing committee, Tony Estanguet, during a video press conference.

Estanguet stressed that “the sports program is not touched” but at the same time they maintain “that objective of financial responsibility”.

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