Paris 2024: full-scale test to prepare for the opening ceremony on the Seine


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France 2 – M.Boisseau, S.Guillemot, X.Roman, A.Nys, O.Badin, J.Montupet

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This will be the first time for an opening ceremony. In 374 days the world will have its eyes on the Seine for the parade of athletes who will participate in the Paris 2024 Olympics. A first technical test took place on Monday 17 July.

To offer the world the grandiose ceremony that Paris 2024 dreams of, the task is immense and training is essential. Some of the boats on which the athletes will parade for a life-size exercise set sail on Monday 17 July.It’s not a rehearsal, because there are no shows. There are 39 boats mobilized against 91 on the day of the opening ceremony. It’s more of a test.”Matthew observes bushelFrance Television journalist.

Three circulation zones

To avoid traffic jams and collisions, the organizers are experimenting with three-lane traffic. On the left, the police and rescue boats. In the center the delegations and on the right the television cameras.It will be a great discovery for those who come to Paris.”says a resident. On 26 July 2024, the delegations will embark under the Pont d’Austerlitz, for a journey of six kilometers to the Pont d’Iéna. Also, some plan Bs were tested during this test day.

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