2024_Paralympic Games


 

1. General info


PARALYMPIC GAMES; AUGUST 28 TO SEPTEMBER 8, 2024
OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 

2. Explainer


EXPLAINER: PARALYMPIC GAMES
The Paralympic Games are a major international multi-sport event, much like the Olympics, but specifically designed for athletes with physical disabilities, including mobility disabilities, amputations, blindness, and cerebral palsy, among others. The Paralympics showcase the incredible athletic abilities of individuals with disabilities, promoting inclusivity, equality, and excellence in sports.

History:
The Paralympic Games have a rich history that dates back to 1948, when Sir Ludwig Guttmann organized the first Stoke Mandeville Games in England for World War II veterans with spinal cord injuries. These games eventually evolved into the Paralympic Games we know today.

The first official Paralympic Games were held in Rome in 1960, featuring 400 athletes from 23 countries. Since then, the Paralympics have grown in size and popularity, with more countries participating and a wider range of sports being included.

Mission and Values:
The mission of the Paralympic Movement is to enable athletes with disabilities to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world. Central to the Paralympic Movement are the core values of courage, determination, inspiration, and equality.

Format:
The Paralympic Games follow a similar format to the Olympics, with both summer and winter editions held every four years, alternating with the Olympic Games. The Summer Paralympics feature a wide range of sports, including athletics, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and cycling, among others. The Winter Paralympics include sports such as alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, wheelchair curling, and ice sledge hockey.

Classification System:
One of the unique aspects of the Paralympic Games is the classification system, which ensures fair competition by grouping athletes with similar impairments together. Athletes are classified based on their impairment type and level of functional ability, with the aim of creating a level playing field.

Impact:
The Paralympic Games have had a profound impact on perceptions of disability and inclusion worldwide. They provide a platform for athletes with disabilities to showcase their talents and challenge stereotypes, while also promoting accessibility and inclusivity in sports and society at large.

Legacy:
Beyond the sporting arena, the Paralympic Games leave a lasting legacy in the host cities and countries, promoting accessibility, infrastructure development, and social inclusion initiatives. They also serve as a catalyst for positive change, inspiring individuals with disabilities to pursue their dreams and break down barriers.

 

In summary, the Paralympic Games represent the pinnacle of sporting achievement for athletes with disabilities, celebrating their courage, determination, and resilience. By promoting inclusivity and equality, the Paralympics inspire millions of people around the world and leave a lasting legacy of positive change.

The Paralympic Games stand as a testament to the power of sports to unite people, challenge perceptions, and transform lives.

 

3. Masterplan / Venue Map


In Paris

 

Outside Paris

 

4. List of venues


ZoneVenueOlympic GamesParalympic Games
Grand Paris ZoneStade de FranceClosing Ceremony, Athletics, Rugby SevensClosing Ceremony, Para Athletics
Aquatics CentreAquatics (Artistic Swimming, Diving, Water Polo (preliminaries phase))-
La Courneuve-Para Athletics (Marathon - Start)
Le Bourget Sport Climbing VenueSport Climbing-
Olympic and Paralympic VillageOlympic VillageParalympic Village
Le Bourget Exhibition Centre (Halls 2B, 3, 4 & 5)International Broadcast Centre (IBC)International Broadcast Centre (IBC)
Le PulseParis 2024 Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques (COJOP) HQParis 2024 Comité d'Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques (COJOP) HQ, Main Press Centre (MPC) Paralympic Games
Media VillageMedia VillageMedia Village
Paris Centre ZoneEiffel Tower StadiumBeach VolleyballBlind Football
TrocadéroAthletics (Race walk), Cycling (Road Race)-
Grand PalaisFencing, TaekwondoWheelchair Fencing, Para Taekwondo
La Concorde"Concorde Urban Project", see below
Opening Ceremony
La Concorde - 13x3 Basketball, Breaking-
La Concorde - 2BMX freestyle-
La Concorde - 3Skateboarding - Street-
La Concorde - 4Skateboarding - Park-
InvalidesArchery, Athletics (Marathon - Finish), Cycling (Road Individual Time Trial - Start)Para Archery, Para Athletics (Marathon - Finish)
Champ-de-Mars ArenaJudo, WrestlingPara Judo, Wheelchair Rugby
Roland-Garros Stadium - P. ChatrierTennis, Boxing (finals phase)Wheelchair Tennis
Roland-Garros Stadium - S. LenglenTennisWheelchair Tennis
Roland-Garros Stadium - S. MatthieuTennis-
Roland-Garros Stadium - Outside courtsTennis-
Porte de la Chapelle ArenaBadminton, Gymnastics (Rythmic)Para Badminton, Para Powerlifting
Bercy ArenaBasketball (finals phase), Gymnastics (Artistic, Trampoline)Wheelchair Basketball
South Paris Arena 1VolleyballBoccia
South Paris Arena 4Table TennisPara Table Tennis
South Paris Arena 6Weightlifting, Handball (preliminaries phase)Goalball
Parc des PrincesFootball-
Hôtel de VilleAthletics (Marathon - Start)-
Pont Alexandre IIIAquatics (Marathon Swimming), Triathlon, Cycling (Road Individual Time Trial - Finish)Para Triathlon
Seine OlympiqueOpening Ceremony-
Palais des Congrès de ParisMain Press Centre (MPC) Olympic Games, IOC Hotels-
Stand aloneParis La Défense ArenaAquatics (Swimming, Water Polo (finals phase))Para Swimming
Yves-du-Manoir Stadium - Pitch 1Hockey-
Yves-du-Manoir Stadium - Pitch 2Hockey-
Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium - FlatwaterCanoe sprint, RowingPara Canoe, Para Rowing
Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium - WhitewaterCanoe slalom-
Château de VersaillesEquestrian (Jumping, Dressage, Eventing), Modern PenthatlonPara Equestrian
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines VelodromeCycling (Track)Para Cycling (Track)
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines BMX StadiumCycling (BMX Racing)-
Elancourt HillCycling (Mountain Bike)-
Golf NationalGolf-
Clichy-Sous-Bois-Para Cycling (Road Race, Road Individual Time Trial, Road Mixed Relay)
North Paris ArenaBoxing (preliminaries phase), Modern Pentathlon (Fencing) Sitting Volleyball
FrancePierre-Mauroy Stadium (Lille)Basketball (preliminaries phase), Handball (final phase)-
Marseille MarinaSailing-
Marseille StadiumFootball
Bordeaux StadiumFootball-
La Beaujoire Stadium (Nantes)Football-
Lyon StadiumFootball-
Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium (Saint-Étienne)Football-
Nice StadiumFootball-
Châteauroux Shooting CentreShootingShooting Para Sport
OverseasTeahupo'o (Tahiti)Surfing-

 

5. Route maps


Para Athletics – Marathon

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024

 

Para Cycling (Road)

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024

 

Para Triathlon

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024

 

6. Competition Schedule


Source: Paris 2024

 

7. Look of the Games


Emblems

Source: Paris 2024

 

Sport Pictograms

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024

 

Mascots

Source: Paris 2024

 

Paralympic Medals

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024. Design: LVMH Chaumet.
Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024. Design: LVMH Chaumet.

 

Paralympic Poster

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024. Design: Ugo Gattoni.

 

Podiums

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024.

 

Sports equipment

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024.

 

8. Torch Relay


Torch Relay Route

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024

 

Torch Design

Image: © Le Comité d’Organisation des Jeux Olympiques et Paralympiques de Paris 2024. Design: Mathieu Lehanneur.

Designer: Mathieu Lehanneur (website)