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Paris 2024 Olympics organisers paying shut consideration to long-term climate fashions


Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, poses for a photo after a technical test event for the Paris 2024 opening ceremony.
Tony Estanguet is a three-time Olympic champion.

Organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games say they’re paying shut consideration to long-term climate fashions in mild of hovering temperatures that would influence the occasion.

Subsequent yr’s Paris Video games will happen between 26 July and 11 August.

“We’re remaining very, very vigilant on temperature forecasts,” mentioned Paris 2024 chief Tony Estanguet.

An all-time excessive in France of 46C was recorded in 2019, whereas the nation skilled its hottest July on file final summer season.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics noticed the marathon and strolling race occasions moved to the cooler metropolis of Sapporo, with summer season warmth within the Japan capital exceeding 30C.

Worldwide Olympic President Thomas Bach mentioned his organisation was in talks with the organisers of the 2024 Video games, whereas “the warmth mitigation measures utilized in Tokyo, which labored very properly, will likely be accessible in Paris”.

He added: “We now have requested our future host fee of each summer season and winter video games two years in the past to look into this matter and to deal with the results of local weather change to the organisation of worldwide sport.

“In fact a particular focus is winter sport, initially, as a result of there it’s the obvious already, nevertheless it additionally applies to summer season sports activities. So these research and deliberations are underneath approach.”

A contingency plan is in place to regulate schedules, however a spokesman for Paris 2024 mentioned there are not any plans to vary the situation of any occasions.

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