3 Fun Facts About the Upcoming Paris Olympics

The Olympic Rings in Hotel de Ville, Paris, France
The Olympic Rings in Hotel de Ville, Paris, France. Photo by Michael Weber/imageBROKER/Shutterstock (14158537m)

The anticipation for the Paris Olympics is building, and with each passing day, the excitement grows. As we edge closer to this global event, let’s take a look at what’s in store for us in Paris. Here are three fun facts about the upcoming Olympics.

A Historic Return to the River Seine

For the first time in Olympic history, the Paris Games are set to transform the iconic River Seine into a breathtaking venue for open-water swimming. Imagine the world’s top athletes competing with the backdrop of some of Paris’s most famous landmarks. We can’t wait!

A Showcase of New Sports and Returning Favorites

The Paris Olympics will include a few new sports that reflect the evolving landscape of global athletics. You can look forward to the inclusion of breakdancing, making its Olympic debut. This addition is a nod to modern urban culture. And it promises to bring an energetic and youthful vibe to the games. 

Embracing Sustainability Like Never Before

Paris 2024 is on a mission to set a new standard for sustainability in the Olympics. With a strong focus on reducing carbon footprint, 55% of the athletes will be able to reach their competition venues by walking or cycling!