— Published June 4, 2024

The legacy and impact already in the report

Paris 2024

No time to waste. The Paris 2024 Games have not yet started (D – 52 this Tuesday June 4), but the organizing committee is already announcing their impact and their legacy. The two notions are associated on the first page of a new report – the second after a first document presented in August 2021 – published Monday June 3. In 171 pages, it analyzes data to date concerning the sustainability and legacy of an edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games self-proclaimed the most virtuous in history. The report was prepared by the OCOG in collaboration with the IOC, but also with the entire event ecosystem: 16 stakeholders and 36 partners. In the area of ​​sustainability, Paris 2024 highlights a map where only one new competition site has been built, the Olympic aquatic center; an eco-responsible athletes’ village (photo above); the use of LED lighting on all competition equipment; a catering offer that is twice as plant-based; a halving of single-use plastic; a 37% reduction in the car fleet; manufacturing medals from recycled materials. Regarding legacy, the report presented this week highlights the COJO's initiatives for gender equality, employment opportunities for all, a more inclusive society for people with disabilities, the massive call for companies to the Social and Solidarity Economy (ESS), sports practice at school and social exemplarity. To a question of FrancsJeux, the OCOG Paris 2024 explained that it currently employs 3,8% of people with disabilities among its workforce. Marie Barsacq, the Impact and Legacy Director of the organizing committee, announced the launch of a communications campaign during the Olympic Games, “Do better together », to encourage the public to adopt good gestures and good practices. A new report, the third and final, will be published after the end of the Paralympic Games.