— Published 17 March 2023

Ipsos surveyed the French

A little less than 500 days before the opening of the Paris 2024 Games, the Ipsos Institute has surveyed the interest of the French for the Olympic and Paralympic event. And, especially, their approach and their perception of the ticketing. First lesson: the enthusiasm for the next Games remains at a high level, 74% of respondents admitting their intention to be interested in a more or less committed way. More than half of those surveyed are looking forward to the competition (54%), with 18-34 year olds and men being the most represented. But, surprisingly high, more than a quarter of French people (26%) do not plan to attend the sporting events. Regarding ticket sales, the Ipsos survey reveals that athletics remains the most popular sport in view of selling single tickets (51%), ahead of “game sports“, i.e. soccer, badminton, tennis, basketball and handball (43%), water sports (34%), gymnastics (30%), combat sports (25%), and finally new disciplines – climbing, breaking, surfing, skateboarding (21%). Finally, half of the respondents (50%) admitted that they were not aware of a draw to win the right to participate in the first two phases of ticket sales. The Ipsos survey was conducted from February 22 to 24 among a sample of 800 people representative of the French population.