WOW! Extravagant Opening Ceremony on French River Planned for Paris Olympics 2024

Published 12/14/2021, 2:41 PM EST
A visualisation of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games opening ceremony is pictured in this undated handout obtained December 13, 2021. Paris 2024/Florian Hulleu/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES


As the Tokyo Olympics 2020 fever is just over, all eyes turn to the preparations for the 2024 Paris Olympics. Scheduled to take place in three years from now, Paris has begun preparing to host the games. Moreover, the initial plans for the opening ceremony of the event are taking over the internet.

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With many countries taking part in the Olympic Games, the exquisite opening ceremony will be a treat to watch. The ceremony will involve athletes being transported by boats along the River Seine. Notably, it lasts for around six kilometers, with fans getting live visuals of the spectacle.

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Former athlete Michael Johnson looks excited to see what is about to unfold in three years’ time.

Michael Johnson loves it

The organizers will arrange 160 boats for different nations with 600,000 spectators allowed at the event. Likewise, the boats will pass through famous architectural designs and iconic buildings like Notre Dame, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower. By the looks of it, River Seine will be home to one of the most astonishing events in the history of sports.

In addition, former athlete Michael Johnson spoke about the event as it would be an incredible spectacle of glitz and glamor. As many athletes prefer to skip the opening ceremonies because of the long duration, Paris would see a change in the scenario.

Highlighting the same, Johnson said, “Sometimes athletes decide against participating in the Opening Ceremony. It’s a long evening and on your feet a long time. Think this one might be over subscribed!”

The 2024 Paris Olympic Games opening ceremony map obtained on December 13, 2021. Paris 2024/Florian Hulleu/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES
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Fans can’t wait for Paris Olympics 2024

Unique artists will perform at the ceremony that also includes BMX riders on display. Undoubtedly, with the Eiffel tower in sight, the occasion speaks for extravagance. Different countries will attend the festivities organized by the host nation.

A visualisation of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games opening ceremony is pictured in this undated handout obtained December 13, 2021. Paris 2024/Florian Hulleu/Handout via REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Moreover, Tony Estanguet, the president of the Paris 2024 organizing committee, spoke about the events that would bring out a welcome change from the usual ceremonies. To sum up, this has all the makings of an incredible ceremony. Hence, fans cannot wait for the games to unfold as the countdown to Paris Olympics begins.

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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