The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will be held under the banner "Ouvrons Grand les Jeux," or "Games Wide Open," so if you want to go, keep an eye out for the start of ticket sales, which are set to begin in December.
The catchphrase was unveiled along with a video that promised the 2024 Olympic Games (which will take place from July 26 to August 11) and Paralympic Games (which will take place from August 28 to September 8), will be "more inclusive, more fraternal, more beautiful," in addition to being "faster, higher, and stronger."
Public transport favored over cars
In order to avoid paying for expensive upgrades during periods of high inflation, Paris 2024 officials will drastically decrease the use of dedicated cars and buses and require credentialed workers to use the city's present public transportation system.
After a three-day inspection by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), organizing committee chief executive Etienne Thobois said the number of vehicles would be lower than at the Tokyo Olympics, which fewer people attended, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thobois stated, "We are going to reduce the number of cars by 30% to 40% compared to the past games thanks to the IOC and the pooling of a set number of vehicle fleets.
Due in part to the impact of Russia's war in Ukraine, inflation in France is currently running at 5.8%.
The head of the IOC Coordination Commission, Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, stated, "I clearly am not naive; I realize the world has changed.
Inflation has affected every nation, he continued, so Paris 2024 organizers might want to take advantage of one of the strongest public transportation networks in the world.
At the request of the Olympic family, the transit system was primarily created in the past in a specially dedicated system with stakeholders, he said.
"Today, there is a tremendous lot of flexibility to allow Paris to use public transportation and shared transportation systems as best it can."
Tickets from €24 to €950
Along with the slogan, the organizing committee unveiled the first draft of the complete schedule and a ticketing strategy for the 13 million tickets that will be sold for the two events, 10 million for the Olympics and three million for the Paralympics as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.
Nearly half of these tickets are set aside for general admission, with prices ranging from €24 to €950.
Fans are urged to join Club Paris 2024 if they want to improve their chances of obtaining tickets. Members will be given the most recent information on tickets and the chance to win early access.
Registration is now free.