The board of directors of Paris 2024 approves this Tuesday the establishment of basketball events in Pierre-Mauroy. Châteauroux must also host the shooting. Villepinte and Roland-Garros for boxing.
Basketball at the Paris Olympics, continuation of the soap opera. According to the formula used in the press release published this Tuesday by the organizers, “the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille (east) identified for the organization of preliminary basketball events“Obviously, it’s in the usual Losc lair, in Villeneve-d’Ascq, where the group stage of the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments should be held in 2024, on the occasion of the Paris Olympics. .Today we learn that “the Paris 2024 Board of Directors approved the identified solutions and gave Paris 2024 the task of continuing work with interested players prior to their official submission to the IOC and the CPI for final validation.“.
The solutions in question not only affect basketball, but also Châteauroux to host shooting and parachuting, but also Villepinte (93) for the preliminary phase of the boxing tests, the modern pentathlon fencing classification test as well as the sitting volleyball competitions of the Paralympic Games. “This site will be submitted for validation to interested international federations.“, we specify, adding that the final stages of the boxing events will be organized at the Philippe-Chatrier track in Roland-Garros.”With this Villepinte site, and the cycling events Para organized in Clichy-Sous-Bois, in addition to all the places that already appear on the competition map, Seine-Saint-Denis will be more than ever in the heart of the Olympic Games and Paris. 2024 Paralympic Games“, We are happy in the organization of the Olympic Games.
As for basketball, sent first to the dilapidated and inadequate Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions de Porte de Versailles and which we talked about recently in Villepinte. “this new configuration has the advantage of offering more consistency between indoor team sports“, we assure. And to argue:The preliminary phase of basketball (three games per team) that takes place in Lille, the preliminary phase of handball events can be played in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions de Porte Versailles, offering the possibility for handball players to play in Paris. Starting in the quarterfinals, the basketball tournaments will take place at the AccorArena in Bercy, in the heart of Paris.“The organizers conclude by noting that”this option also allows to optimize the map of the existing sites and to control the budgetary frame thanks to the exceptional caliber of the site of Lille», Who had also broken the record for attending a basketball game in Europe seven years ago, in the final of EuroBasket 2015, with 27,372 spectators.
Let’s see if all this will calm the anger and indignation of the whole French basketball family, starting with the international tricolor Evan Fournier …The IOC will decide on the final validation of these sites, in particular, when all technical studies will validate compliance with the Pierre Mauroy Stadium with the specifications established by Fiba.“We can still read in a press release that evokes an opening ceremony in the Concord Square of the Paralympic Games.”The two closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.“It will be necessary to see if basketball has finally found its place in life.