Olypmic games on the Seine river

Organisation of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

A hundred years after the Games were last organised on French soil, the Summer Olympics and Paralympics will be returning to Paris in 2024. To ensure this landmark event is planned in the best possible manner, on 15 November 2017 the Government presented a bill on the organisation of the Games. The Act was promulgated on 26 March 2018.


The Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games are a tremendous opportunity for France as a whole to showcase not just its heritage afresh, but also its highly-skilled expertise in organising major international events.

Over the next years, the Games will boost investment and help to turn sport and its values into key building blocks for enhancing social cohesion and underpinning France's public policies across a host of areas, in turn serving as a driving force for changing our society for the better.


The main thrusts of the ACT

The Act sets out to honour the commitments made before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) during the bidding stage.

It guarantees the conditions for ensuring the best possible planning and controlled management so that the necessary infrastructure and facilities for organising the Games are delivered on time. By making the principles of transparency and integrity central to the text, the Act demonstrates France's active commitment to promoting a new model for organising the Games responsibly and sustainably.

There are four thrusts to the Act on the organisation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games:
  1.  Comply with the provisions of the host city contract signed between the City of Paris, the Comité national olympique et sportif français (Host NOC) and the IOC: better protection of Olympic and Paralympic properties, authorisation to display Olympic and Paralympic symbols in the urban environment and recognition of the IOC, IPC and Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG) as the organisers of the Games.
  2. Adapt the urban planning, development or housing regulations, to ensure that the deadlines regarding delivery of all of the necessary infrastructure and facilities for organising the Games are met.
  3. Ensure the Games can be celebrated safely, by laying out special traffic lanes for the emergency and security services, delegations and athletes taking part in the Games.
  4. Ensure transparency and integrity, which are key conditions for the success of the Games: forwarding the declarations of assets and interests of the main senior officials at the OCOG to the HATVP (High Authority for Transparency in Public Life) and scrutiny by the Cour des comptes (supreme body for auditing the use of public funds in France) of the way the Games' governing bodies are run.

The Act addresses an overall commitment on the part of the State to plan this landmark event in the best possible manner, by setting up all of the architecture for the Games' governance within six months of their award to France.

It marks a new stage with respect to this commitment, following the appointment of the Interministerial Delegate for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the creation of a dedicated fiscal programme set out in the Finance bill for 2018. The Olympic Delivery Authority (SOLIDEO) and the OCOG will also be set up in early 2018.

15 March 2018: the law's final text is adopted.

6 February 2018: adoption of the bill at first reading in the Senate, with changes of better Olympic trademark protection (anthem, logo, emblems, displays, etc.) to protect the Games’ economic model.

20 Decembre 2017: adoption of the bill at first reading in the National Assembly

15 November 2017: presentation to the Council of Ministers of the bill on the organisation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

13 September 2017: Paris is named Host City of the 2024 Olympic Games at the 131st session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lima (Peru).