Every year on 23 June, the world celebrates the values of sport on Olympic Day, which commemorates the creation of the International Olympic Committee (in 1984). With just two years to go before the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games, this festive and popular event is bigger than ever and will be a major celebration of sport from 22 June to 26 June 2022. The Stade de France and its surroundings will be transformed into a veritable outdoor playground.
On the programme in Paris for Olympic Day … and for the weekend!
On Thursday 23 June, the ‘Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français’ is setting a big challenge: cover a distance of 2024 metres however you like (by running, by walking, by bike, by scooter …). All participants are invited to share images of their achievement on the social networks using #Defi 2024 #JeBougePourLaPaix #JourneeOlympique to create a giant virtual tree together as a symbol of peace. *
On Saturday 25 June, it’s time for Olympic Saint-Denis! Sporting and cultural activities will be programmed in the sports facilities of the various communes of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis.
Most of the programme of events will be held on Sunday 26 June so that as many people as possible can enjoy it.
Below the future Olympic Stade de France site, great sporting champions will welcome people of all ages for free introductory sessions in more than thirty Olympic and Paralympic sports (fencing, wheelchair basketball, climbing, breakdance …). Among them, Cécilia Berder (Silver medallist in fencing in Tokyo 2020), Romain Cannone (Olympic Champion in fencing in Tokyo 2020), Camille Lacourt (5 times World Champion in the 50m backstroke and 100m backstroke events), Diandra Tchatchouang (Bronze medallist in Basketball in Tokyo 2020), Soufyane Mehiaoui (a player in the French wheelchair basketball team) …
Among the activities, the public will also find break dance battles organized by the ‘Fédération Française de danse’, fightball, freestyle football and all kinds of demonstrations: flatland BMX by Alexandre Jumelin (world champion), trampoline by the ‘Fédération Française de gymnastique’, Double Dutch by The Ropestylers…
A Hip Hop Games Exhibition is also on the programme and will bring together several dancers from Seine-Saint-Denis accompanied by the Hip Hop Games troupe.
For snacks, the cultural barge ‘Le Barboteur’ will be offering refreshments on the Saint-Denis canal, as well as food trucks.
And to round off the day with a lively evening, from 8pm, the Parvis of the Petit Palais will be playing host to urban freestyle dance demonstrations and battles, graffiti workshops, for kids, musical parades on rollerblades … And Dock B will also be hosting a big festive voguing/house evening.
An unforgettable day of sport and entertainment for all!