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Emmanuel Macron promises 5,000 more local sports facilities by 2024

Emmanuel Macron promises 5,000 more local sports facilities by 2024

This equipment should facilitate new sports practices for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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By 2024, a plan will be launched to build 5,000 small local sports facilities, in particular to facilitate new sports practices such as skateboarding or 3X3 basketball, the Elysee announced on Wednesday, October 13. Its amount amounts to 200 million euros.

The beginning of this plan was outlined in mid-September during the Tokyo Games medalists’ reception at the Elysee Palace. It will be detailed by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, who goes on Thursday, October 14 in Seine-Saint-Denis, in particular in Tremblay-en-France or on the site of the Olympic village. One hundred million euros will be allocated to this plan in 2022, the rest in 2023 and 2024.

There are “a certain number of cities that need equipment in response to demand” and “lack of sports equipment in certain territories”, stressed the Elysee. This new team will be “cigarette lighter”, “less”, and “close to home or workplace”. 1,000 “citystade” (sports field), 1,000 combat sports dojos and pavilions, 500 3X3 basketball courts, 500 paddle tennis courts, 500 skate parks, 200 mobile sports sites such as pools, and even teams “innovative” using digital.

It is also about supporting new sports such as 3X3 basketball or even skateboarding, which have become Olympic disciplines, and constitute “inheritance “ of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. Some teams “requalifications” existing spaces, such as “ground floors of social buildings”.

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