Paris 2024: Olympic shooting and boxing events change venues

Faced with several questions, in particular logistical, the organization of Paris 2024 has opted for relocations, in particular in Seine-Saint-Denis.

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Paris 2024 is correcting the situation. Part of the boxing events of the Olympic Games will take place in Seine-Saint-Denis, franceinfo learned on Tuesday June 21, 2022. Initially, the department was to host the shooting events on the Essences de La Courneuve field. But the site being too small and the schedule too tight to expand it, the hypothesis of a move to Châteauroux, in Indre, is “priority option“.

In exchange, the preliminary rounds of the boxing tournament will take place in Seine-Saint-Denis. The Villepinte exhibition center is the preferred site to install the rings, initially planned on the Suzanne Lenglen court at Roland-Garros. However, the finals will be held well at Porte d’Auteuil.

If the discussions continue, it is already certain that the Olympic boxing tournament will be held in the department. For Stéphane Troussel, the president of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, it is a “favorable solution“, boxing being part of “of the territory’s DNA“.

The land of Les Essences de La Courneuve, a former army site whose depollution costs 12 million euros, wins, in compensation, the start of the para-marathon as well as the cycling event open to all. Other disciplines also return to Seine-Saint-Denis: sitting volleyball, fencing for the modern pentathlon as well as para-cycling in Clichy-sous-Bois.

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