Paris 2024 will be the focus of Etoiles du Sport which began Sunday in La Plagne – Europe’s largest winter sports resort. During the week 150 French athletes, including 70 Olympians, will share their knowledge, experience and insights on elite sport with “Generation 2024” athletes, who will be in their prime when the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games begin.
Paris 2024 officials say the 15th edition of Etoiles du Sport wants to inspire the next generation of Olympic stars, prepare them for the opportunities relating to the 2024 Games, and further engage young people in Paris and across France with the project.
Athletes will discuss the future of sport across the country, how the bid can place sport and Olympism at the heart of society in France, and how the athlete community can contribute to final stages of the bid, adding to the work already carried out by the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Committee and the athletes who are driving the project forward in decision-making positions.
Tony Estanguet, Paris 2024 Co-Chair said, “the Paris 2024 bid is led by athletes and powered by the collective energy and will of France’s national sports movement, and the 15th edition of Etoiles du Sport is the perfect example of this in action.”
“I am thrilled that we are presented with the opportunity to share our experience and insights in elite sport with the next generation of athletes – fueling further their passion for sport and preparing them for the incredible opportunity of competing at a home Games.
“Our promise is to place sport and Olympism at the heart of society across Paris and France helping the Olympic Movement to create a new generation of fans globally. We are looking forward to a productive week discussing how Paris 2024 can be a Games of passion and purpose, celebrating sport in the heart of a truly global city”.
Paris is competing with Los Angeles and Budapest to host the 2024 Games. The host city will be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) September 13 in Lima, Peru.