The Paris 2024 Organising Committee unveiled on Monday the official Olympic and Paralympic Games slogan, “Ouvrons Grand les Jeux.” The slogan highlights how the Games will be open to the powerful emotions and passions of sport, with some competitions staged outside the traditional stadium setting.
The slogan for the Games, which translates as “Games Wide Open,” reflects how the walls between the city and the stadium will vanish, and the spectators will feel connected with the athletes when the Games arrive in the French capital in two years’ time.
Games wide open to the passions of sport
The Paris Paralympic Games, which will take place between 28 August and 8 September 2024, will be the largest Paralympic Games in history, featuring 549 medal events contested across 22 Para sports. Almost 3.4 million tickets will be on sale while media coverage in the host country is also set to break records.
The 2024 Paralympics will follow the Olympic Games, which begin on 26 July and wrap up on 11 August.
A number of Olympic and Paralympic events will be held outside traditional stadiums in Paris and the surrounding regions, allowing the excitement of the Games to fill the host city.
Para archery will take place at Esplanade des Invalides, blind football at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, while wheelchair fencing and Para taekwondo events will be staged at Grand Palais. Para equestrian will be contested at the Chateau de Versailles.
Games wide open to the challenges of today
The Games slogan also emphasises the power of sport to transform society, including improving inclusion by getting more people with disabilities to take part in sports.
The Paris 2024 Organising Committee emphasises that all of the projects it conducts include a Paralympic aspect with the aim to change the way disability is viewed in society. In 2022, 85% of projects held in French schools as part of Olympic and Paralympic Week focused on Para sport.
The Organising Committee currently supports an initiative put forth by the City of Paris municipal authorities to open new sporting clubs for Para sports. This initiative is set to be extended to other municipalities.
Earlier this month, Paris 2024 unveiled the session-by-session competition schedule for the Paralympic Games, which can be found here.