Paris 2024 Olympic organizers unveiled the Games’ slogan — “Games Wide Open” — on the eve of the two-years-out date from the Opening Ceremony.
“It‘a simple, but for us it’s effective,” Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet said, noting the slogan is a continuation of the previous bid slogan, “Made for Sharing.” “This idea of sharing with people the energy of the Games is very important.”
That will manifest with events such as the previously announced mass participation marathon that will be held in relation to the Games on the Olympic marathon route.
The Opening Ceremony will be like none before — held outside a stadium along the Seine River with boats carrying athletes along famous landmarks, climaxing with the Eiffel Tower.
The Games — with non-medal competition starting July 24, 2024 — feature 329 medal events, 10 fewer than the record 339 in Tokyo. Paris hosts for a record-tying third time, 100 years after its last time hosting.
Breaking is the lone sport on the Paris program that will make its Olympic debut, though it was held at the last Youth Summer Olympics in 2018.
Competition venues include Roland Garros for tennis and boxing, Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower for beach volleyball, the Palace of Versailles for equestrian and modern pentathlon and Tahiti for surfing.
Estanguet said that no discussions have been had yet on the cauldron setup and who may be a final torchbearer. He also said organizers will look at ways for athletes who are not staying in the Paris area, such as the surfers, to celebrate the Opening Ceremony.
Among the upcoming milestones for Paris 2024 is the mascot reveal.
“We tried to add a French touch,” Estanguet said.
Recent Olympic slogans
Salt Lake City 2002: Light the Fire Within
Athens 2004: Welcome Home
Torino 2006: Passion Lives Here
Beijing 2008: One World, One Dream
Vancouver 2010: With Glowing Hearts
London 2012: Inspire A Generation
Sochi 2014: Hot. Cool. Yours.
Rio 2016: A New World
PyeongChang 2018: Passion. Connected.
Tokyo 2020: United By Emotion
Beijing 2022: Together for a Shared Future
Paris 2024: Games Wide Open
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An invitation to the world to come and experience a whole set of new emotions together.
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) July 25, 2022