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 gentle of hovering temperatures that might impression the occasion.

Subsequent 12 months’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 document 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 effectively, will likely be out there 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 handle the implications of local weather change to the organisation of worldwide sport.

“After all a particular focus is winter sport, to begin with, 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 manner.”

A contingency plan is in place to regulate schedules, however a spokesman for Paris 2024 mentioned there aren’t any plans to vary the placement of any occasions.