And that’s ten. The Paris 2024 OCOG announced on Tuesday 16 May, 437 days before the opening of the Olympic Games, the arrival of a new official partner. The tenth. The Aéroports de Paris (ADP) group is joining the adventure as the second in the national marketing programme. With the announced objective of “putting its know-how in terms of hospitality at the service of the athletes, the Olympic family and spectators from all over the world.” Augustin de Romanet, CEO of the ADP group, explained on Franceinfo: special attention will be paid to the reception of athletes, with facilitated check-in procedures and a specific terminal in the airports. It is also planned to set up dedicated areas for accreditation formalities on arrival. At the end of the Games, ADP also plans to allow delegations to check in their luggage at the Olympic Village. “This is a considerable challenge, as we are going to be the main gateway for the athletes,” explained Augustin de Romanet. “We’re going to have 15,000 athletes with very unusual luggage in a few days.” To facilitate the process, ADP will mobilise more than a thousand volunteers, most of whom are bilingual in French and English.
— Published 17 May 2023