Paris 2024 unveils principles behind Ticketing for Olympic and Paralympic Games
On Monday 21 March 2022, the Paris 2024 Board of Directors approved the general framework for the Paris 2024 Ticketing Programme, which will now be submitted for validation to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), by summer 2022. With almost 13.4 million tickets on sale (nearly 10 million for the Olympic Games and nearly 3.4 million for the Paralympic Games), Paris 2024 will be offering a large number of tickets at affordable prices, to make these Games open to all, to bring people together in a spirit of unity.
- For the Olympic Games: from €24, the public can attend all Olympic sports; nearly half the tickets on sale to the general public will cost €50 or less.
- For the Paralympic Games: from €15, spectators can attend all Paralympic sports; nearly half the tickets on sale to the general public will cost €25 or less.
- For the first time in the Games’ history, all tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 will be sold through a single, dedicated online platform, both in France and abroad.
Amongst other things, the Board of Directors discussed:
A vision for catering at the Paris 2024 Games
The Board of Directors has approved the general plan for catering at the Paris 2024 Games. This roadmap sets out the operational framework and the commitments that must be made in order to rise to the challenge of providing over 13 million meals and snacks throughout the Games, both at the competition venues and at the Olympic Village. The idea is to allow French cuisine to shine through, whilst providing catering services that are environmentally and socially responsible. Paris 2024 wants to promote to the whole world French cookery, creativity and savoir-faire of all food industry and regions. The Organising Committee also wants to offer more sustainable catering, in particular by reducing single-use plastic and by offering certified French and/or sustainable food, through the collective efforts of the stakeholders, partners and suppliers.
This vision has taken shape as the result of close collaboration: with its stakeholders, Paris 2024 has called upon nearly 120 organisations representing the whole of the supply chain (from production to waste management), alongside experts, NGOs and nutritionists from the main sectors of the food industry, and surveyed 200 athletes (French and international) to discover their priorities and needs.
Paris 2024 suggests to the Conseil Economique Social et Environnemental (CESE) to address the inclusion of people with disabilities through sports
In organising the summer Paralympic Games, for the first time in France, Paris 2024, alongside with its stakeholders, has undertaken a series of initiatives to promote para sports and improve access to sports for the people with disabilities: financing dedicated projects through its endowment fund, running introductory drives during the Olympic and Paralympic Week, opening the Generation 2024 label to clinics for children with special needs (Medico-social Establishments), etc. Paris 2024 is also pleased with the government’s decision to make para sports equipments eligible for the reduced VAT rate of 5.5% in order to facilitate the access to an adapted physical activity for leisure or competition.
The Paris 2024 Board of Directors has suggested to the CESE (Social and Environmental Economic Council), as a representative of participative actors in civil society, that it take this opportunity to help bring the issues facing people with disabilities to the fore in public policy, presenting a situation report and recommendations to the public authorities and private actors.
At the meeting of the Board of Directors, Thierry Beaudet, Chairman of the CESE, reiterated the Council’s determination to promote the role of sport in our society, and confirmed that he would suggest the Council to consider this subject.