2024 Summer Paralympics

The 2024 Summer Paralympics (French: Jeux paralympiques d'été de 2024) also known as the 17th Summer Paralympic Games, and commonly known as Paris 2024, are an upcoming major international multi-sport event for athletes with disabilities governed by the International Paralympic Committee, to be held in Paris, France, originally planned from 4 to 15 September 2024 but now likely to be 28 August to 8 September.[1] These games mark the first time Paris will host the Paralympics in its history. The final decision was made by the IOC on 13 September 2017, at their annual conference in Lima, Peru.

XVII Paralympic Games
Host cityParis, France
OpeningAugust 28
ClosingSeptember 8
StadiumStade de France
Summer
Tokyo 2020 LA 2028
Winter
Beijing 2022 2026

Marketing

Mascots

To be announced sometimes in early to middle 2021.

Emblem

A call for tenders was launched in October 2018 to create the new Visual identity of Paris 2024, including the logo, the derivative brands, the Paralympic torch relay, the graphic Charter for official broadcasters and the programme's dressing cultural accompaniment of the games. The applicants submitted their file on 7 November 2018.[2][3] The emblem will be unveiled sometimes in late Spring or early Summer 2019.

References

  1. ^ Butler, Nick (7 February 2018). "Paris 2024 to start week earlier than planned after IOC approve date change". insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Un appel d'offres pour la charte graphique". francsjeux.com. 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Paris 2024 va changer de logo". sportbusiness.club. 29 October 2018.

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Preceded by
Tokyo 2020
Summer Paralympics
Paris

XVII Paralympic Summer Games (2024)
Succeeded by
Los Angeles 2028
2024

2024 (MMXXIV)

will be a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2024th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 24th year of the 3rd millennium, the 24th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2020s decade.

2024 in sports

2024 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Champ de Mars

The Champ de Mars (French pronunciation: ​[ʃɑ̃ də maʁs] ; English: Field of Mars) is a large public greenspace in Paris, France, located in the seventh arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. The park is named after the Campus Martius ("Mars Field") in Rome, a tribute to the Latin name of the Roman God of war. The name also alludes to the fact that the lawns here were formerly used as drilling and marching grounds by the French military.

The nearest Métro stations are La Motte-Picquet–Grenelle, École Militaire, and Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel, an RER suburban-commuter-railway station. A disused station, Champ de Mars is also nearby.

French Paralympic and Sports Committee

The French Paralympic and Sports Committee (French: Comité paralympique et sportif français) is the National Paralympic Committee in France for the Paralympic Games movement. Founded in Paris in 1992, it is a member of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the French National Olympic and Sports Committee.

I Love You (Woodkid song)

"I Love You" is the third single by Woodkid, taken from his debut album The Golden Age. It was co-written by Lemoine himself and by Ambroise Willaume. Arrangements were added by Willaume. B-sides for the I Love You single were Towers, I Love You (Booka Shade Remix), and The Deer.

The single was released on 9 February 2013 as a warm-up to the imminent release of the album The Golden Age on 18 March 2013, whereas earlier two singles had been released much earlier, with "Iron" being released on March 28, 2011 and "Run Boy Run" on May 21, 2012.

List of Paralympic Games host cities

Since the Paralympic Games began in 1960, there have been 15 Summer Paralympic Games held in 13 separate cities and 11 Winter Paralympic Games held in 10 separate cities. Four cities have been chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to host the upcoming Paralympics: Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Paralympics, Beijing for the 2022 Winter Paralympics, Paris for the 2024 Summer Paralympics, and Los Angeles for the 2028 Summer Paralympics.

Three cities have hosted or are scheduled to host a Paralympic Games more than once; Innsbruck in 1984 and 1988, Beijing in 2008 (summer games) and 2022 (winter games), and Tokyo in 1964 and 2020.

The United States has hosted a total of three games (one was held in both the USA and the UK): more than any other country. Austria, Norway, Italy, United Kingdom and Canada have each hosted two games. Japan will host its third games in 2020.

The games have primarily been hosted on the continent of Europe (14 games). Four games have been hosted in Asia and five in North America, and one game has been hosted in the region of Oceania. (The 1984 Summer Paralympics were held in both the USA and the UK). Rio de Janeiro's winning bid for 2016 will be the third Americas host. No Paralympic Games have been hosted in the continents of Africa and Antarctica.

Host cities are selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Currently, they are selected seven years in advance. The selection process takes two years. In the first stage of the selection process, any city in the world may submit an application to become a host city. After ten months, the Executive Board of the IOC decides which of these applicant cities will become candidate cities based on the recommendation of a working group that reviews the applications. In the second stage, the candidate cities are investigated thoroughly by an Evaluation Commission, which then submits a final short list of cities to be considered for selection. The host city is then chosen by vote of the IOC Session, a general meeting of IOC members.

List of Paralympic mascots

Each Paralympic Games have a mascot, usually an animal native to the area or occasionally human figures representing the cultural heritage. Nowadays, most of the merchandise aimed at young people focuses on the mascots, rather than the Paralympic flag or organization logos.

The unnamed mascots of the 1980 Summer Paralympics in Arnhem, The Netherlands are possibly the first Paralympic mascots. But since the Gomdoori in the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea, the Paralympic mascots has been associated with its Olympic counterparts.

Netherlands at the Paralympics

The Netherlands participated in the inaugural Paralympic Games in 1960 in Rome, where it sent a delegation of five athletes. The country has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics. It made its Winter Paralympics début in 1984, and has taken part in every subsequent edition of the Games, except 2006. The Netherlands was the host country of the 1980 Summer Paralympics, in Arnhem.Dutch athletes have won a total of 622 Paralympic medals, of which 239 gold, 208 silver and 175 bronze. 612 of these medals (including 237 of the gold) were won at the Summer Paralympics. This places the Netherlands ninth on the all-time Paralympic Games medal table - behind the United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, Australia, Germany, Austria and Poland.The Netherlands’ most successful Games, in terms of ranking, were the 1976 Summer Games in Toronto, when it finished second (behind the United States). Numerically, the country won most medals at the 1984 Summer Games in New York City and Stoke Mandeville: 135 medals, of which 55 gold. The Netherlands consistently ranked in the top ten until 1996, included. Since then, they have experienced something of a decline. The 2004 Games marked the first time since 1964 that the Dutch had failed to win at least ten gold medals; they won five, and ranked at an all-time low of 27th.Prior to 2014, Majorie van de Bunt was the only Dutch athlete to have won medals at the Winter Paralympics. She won a gold in biathlon and three bronze in cross-country skiing in 1994, then a silver and a bronze in 1998, and a gold (in biathlon) and three silver (in cross-country skiing) in 2002. She has not competed again at the Paralympics since that date. The Netherlands were absent from the 2006 Games, and sent only a one-man delegation (Kees-Jan van der Klooster) to compete in alpine skiing in 2010; he did not win any medals. In 2014, flag-bearer Bibian Mentel took a gold medal in snowboarding.

Paris Olympics

Paris hosted the Olympic Games in 1900 and 1924 and will host again in 2024. The 2024 Summer Olympics made Paris the second city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olympiads. Paris is the only city in France to have ever hosted the Olympics.

French participation in Olympic events, both as a competitor and as a host, is the responsibility of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee.

Run Boy Run (song)

"Run Boy Run" is a song by Yoann Lemoine, under his stage name Woodkid. It was released as the second single from his debut studio album, The Golden Age (2012). It was written by Lemoine and Ambroise Willaume from the French band Revolver. The single was released on 21 May 2012, becoming his highest-charting single.

Single was certified gold in Germany in 2014.

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Yazid Zidane ([zinedin zidan]; born 23 June 1972), nicknamed "Zizou", is a French former professional football player and current manager of Real Madrid. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Zidane was an elite playmaker, renowned for his elegance, vision, ball control and technique, and played as an attacking midfielder for Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid. At club level, Zidane won two Serie A league titles with Juventus, before he moved to Real Madrid for a world record fee of €77.5 million in 2001, which remained unmatched for the next eight years. In Spain, Zidane won the La Liga title and the UEFA Champions League, with his left-foot volleyed winner in the 2002 UEFA Champions League Final considered to be one of the greatest goals in the competition's history. Zidane also won an Intercontinental Cup and a UEFA Super Cup with both teams.

Capped 108 times by France, Zidane won the 1998 FIFA World Cup, scoring twice in the final and being named to the All-Star Team, while also winning UEFA Euro 2000, being named Player of the Tournament. The World Cup triumph made him a national hero in France, and he received the Légion d'honneur in 1998. He also received the Golden Ball for player of the tournament at the 2006 World Cup, despite his infamous sending off in the final against Italy for headbutting Marco Materazzi in the chest. He retired as the fourth-most capped player in France history.

Zidane received many individual accolades as a player, including being named the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003, and winning the 1998 Ballon d'Or. He was Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 1996, Serie A Footballer of the Year in 2001, and La Liga Best Foreign Player in 2002. In 2004, he was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the world's greatest living players compiled by Pelé, and in the same year was named the best European footballer of the past 50 years in the UEFA Golden Jubilee Poll. Zidane is one of eight players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d'Or, and was the ambassador for Qatar's successful bid to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the first Arab country to host the tournament.After retiring as a player, Zidane transitioned into coaching, and began as his head coaching career at Real Madrid Castilla. He remained in the position for two years before taking the helm of the first team in January 2016. In his two and a half seasons with Madrid, Zidane won the UEFA Champions League an unprecedented three times consecutively, a La Liga title, a Supercopa de España, and the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup twice each. His success saw him named Best FIFA Men's Coach in 2017, but he resigned in May 2018. Following poor results by Real Madrid in the subsequent months, Zidane returned to the club as manager in March 2019.

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