D-500 before the Olympics: are we ready? The Franceinfo Talk debate



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The opening ceremony of the Paris 2020 Olympic Games will take place in 500 days. Transport, budget, ticketing and sports infrastructure sites: where are the preparations? This is the topic of Talk franceinfo. Every evening, starting at 18:00, Manon Mella and her guests chat with internet users on the franceinfo Twitch channel.

The Summer Olympics are due to start on July 26, 2024 in the French capital for the third time in its history. On Tuesday 14 March, President Emmanuel Macron received the partner companies and spoke with Tony Estanguet, president of the organizing committee. With 500 days to go before the opening ceremony, the countdown has begun and preparations are accelerating. While several projects are still ongoing, let’s take stock of the organization of this historic event.

Manon Mella receives Alexandre Faureresearcher in urban studies at EHESS e Virgil Cailletgeneral delegate of the Sport & Cycle Union in the Colloquium to discuss it.

The ticket office under fire from critics

The sale of the first tickets for the Paris Olympics has already created controversy. Many French people believe that these are unaffordable because they are too expensive. If the organizers repeat that the prices are reasonable compared to the London 2012 Games ticket office, the criticisms do not weaken.

The promise of “popular and accessible games” that seemed to be the organizing committee’s bet is already under discussion. In addition, there are some concerns on the side of transport or security. How is the preparation for the Paris Olympics going?

Join us from 18:00 Monday to Friday on the franceinfo Twitch channel to participate in Manon Mella’s speech. An hour of comparison, clarifications, debates on current and social issues.

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