Paris 2024: Emmanuel Macron wants to build 5,000 local sports fields before Olympics

The President of the Republic must present Thursday, October 14, during the trip to Seine-Saint-Denis linked to the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024, a plan of 250 million euros over three years To promote sports practice.


That 5,000 sports fields arise: Emmanuel Macron launched his great triennial plan for sport in France. The President of the Republic must announce on Thursday, October 14, during the trip to Seine-Saint-Denis dedicated to the Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Paris in 2024, a financing plan of 5,000 local sports equipment over three years. To strengthen the place of sport in society and make France “a sports nation”.

Rather than finance large stages, swimming pools or gyms – costly infrastructure -, the presidential plan plans to prioritize the creation of 1,000 multisport lands, 1,000 dojos and combat sports halls, 500 3 x 3 basketball courts, 500 Padel lands, 500 “skate parks”, or from 200 mobile sports sites – including swimming pools -, closer to the home and workplace of the French.

An example: “The plan may, in the ground floor, including social buildings, accompany the transformation of vacant rooms [as former commercial premises] in Dojo and Combat Sports Room” , explains a loved one of the president. The distribution of equipment has been operated according to the achievement capacities of each federation concerned, ensures the side of the Elysee.

“Go fast and adapt to the needs”

An envelope of 200 million euros of new appropriations will be allocated to this plan for construction or requalification of equipment, of which 100 million from 2022, to which are added 50 million euros specifically allocated to the thermal renovation Sports equipment – This amount will renew the same amount of the stimulus plan devoted to this domain in 2021.

The priority beneficiaries of this plan, whose distribution of funds will be entirely managed by the National Sport Agency, will be the communities affected by the sports desertification or in the deficit of sports infrastructures, such as the city of Marseille or the department. From Seine-Saint-Denis, where the lack is particularly felt. After identification of the needs identified by the federations, the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), the French Paralympic and Sports Committee (SPFC) and the actors of the sporting sports – like private sports halls – the state. Commits to supporting, through softened studies and financing procedures, at least 50% of the cost of these new proximity sports equipment (up to 100% in addition to sea). “The idea, is it ahead of the Elysée side, is to go fast and adapt to the needs of each territory through easily mobilized credits.”

Well but can do better, esteem Régis Juanico, who qualifies the presidential plan of simple “catch-up”, after the disengagement of the state at the beginning of the Quinquennate Macron. “This is a plan that should have been launched much earlier, as early as 2018, and not just three years from the Paris Games”, regrets the member for the Loire (related PS).

Emmanuel Macron will have the opportunity on Thursday, during his visit to Tremblay in a new “City Stade”, to convince the representatives of the sports world (CNOSF, CPSF) and the presidents of four federations (basket- Ball, handball, judo and tennis) that it is not too late to embark on the final sprint. There remains a little over a thousand days to the President of the Republic before the opening of the Games to pass his sports revolution.

/Media reports.