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2024 Olympics: Is Paralympic sport included?

The year 2024 is fast approaching, bringing with it the excitement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. While the Olympics highlight the achievements of able-bodied athletes, the Paralympic Games celebrate the performance and resilience of athletes with disabilities.

A strong commitment to inclusion.

From the outset, the organization of the Paris 2024 Games placed inclusion at the heart of its project. This commitment is concretely manifested through the implementation of several initiatives:

  • Universal accessibility of competition venues and transportation: The infrastructure has been designed to allow all athletes and spectators, regardless of their disability, to move around and fully enjoy the events.

  • Volunteer and staff training: Special emphasis has been placed on raising awareness and training Games personnel to ensure quality reception and support for people with disabilities.

  • Promotion of Paralympic values: Communication surrounding the Paralympic Games aims to highlight the performances of Paralympic athletes and change perceptions about disability.

High-level athletes ready to take on the challenge.

More than 4,400 para-athletes from 170 countries are expected in Paris for the Paralympic Games. They will compete in 23 different disciplines, ranging from athletics to swimming, wheelchair basketball, and cycling.

Among the French athletes to watch, we can mention:

  • Marie-Amélie Brodeur: six-time Paralympic swimming champion

  • Théo Gmür: double Paralympic alpine skiing champion

  • Lucas Debargue: world champion in para-athletics

  • Stéphane Saïd: European wheelchair tennis champion

Paralympic Games for all

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games aim to be an event accessible to all. Many initiatives are being implemented to allow as many people as possible to experience the Games:

  • Affordable ticket sales: Tickets starting from €15 are available for all events.

  • Rich and varied entertainment program: Concerts, shows, and exhibitions will be organized alongside the competitions.

  • Extensive media coverage: The Paralympic Games will be widely broadcast on television and social media.

The Paris 2024 Paralympic Games promise to be an exceptional event that will showcase the talent, determination, and courage of athletes with disabilities. A unique opportunity to celebrate inclusion and change perceptions about disability.



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