— Published 17 August 2021

The French liked the closing ceremony

Hidalgo Paris 2024

With three years to go before the Paris 2024 Games, the organising committee is surveying the interest of the French for the Olympic and Paralympic event. According to a poll carried out the day after the Tokyo 2020 Games ended, it seems to be increasing. Conducted by IFOP, it reveals that 80% of French people liked the celebration proposed by Paris 2024 during the closing ceremony on Sunday August 8th. According to a press release from the OCOG, 86% of those polled found the Parisian sequence, produced on video and broadcast on a giant screen from the Trocadero, to be “rhythmic and dynamic”, 81% judged it to be “spectacular”, 86% felt that it gave “a good image of Paris and France”, and 86% said that it made them “proud to host the next Olympic Games”. The enthusiasm of the French for the Paris 2024 Games is particularly strong among 18-24 year olds, an age group where the support rate reaches 92%. The IFOP survey was conducted online from August 9th-11th, 2021 over a sample of 1018 people representing the French population aged 18 and over.