The minister also announced that “answers” would be given “in November” regarding the yellowing of the audience.
“some answers» will be brought «in November» Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa said on Thursday -Castera at the end of a defense council on the issue of spectator measurements on the high embankments of the River Seine in Paris during the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Audience numbers have not been determined yet
The issue of the number of spectators who can attend the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics, which took place outside a stadium and on the Seine river for the first time in history, has been the subject of negotiations between the Paris city hall and the Paris City Council for months. organizing committee and police station. This number was initially 500,000 free places, with 100,000 paid places on the sub-platforms. However, this figure has not become official yet. “We will have answers around the Head of State within the framework of the next Defense Council in November.», assured Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra on BFM-TV when questioned about this issue.
Since the Arras attack, in which a teacher was killed, the terrorist threat has been raised in France and a war was triggered by an unprecedented attack launched by Hamas in Israel on 7 October; This has raised new security fears about the Olympics. On Sunday, former Sports Minister David Douillet demanded:plan b» Holding the opening ceremony for security reasons related to the current geopolitical context. A hypothesis that the president of the organizing committee, Tony Estanguet, rejected on Tuesday, assuring: “security conditions“will also happen”meeting“.
The opening ceremony will be held on stage
The Minister of Sports also confirmed on BFM-TV that the ceremony will take place.”GOOD“On the River Seine.”Do we pay attention to the context? The answer is clearly yes.» added the minister. “Are there any tuning variables we’re working on? The answer is clearly yes. It would be irresponsible not to do so. But we want to preserve the principle of this opening ceremony.», did he say. “No burying your head in the sand, no dragging yourself into disaster. Terrorists should not stop us from living, celebrating our civilization», added Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. At the hearing in the Senate on Wednesday, the minister made the following statements:early 2024» The question of the possibility of applying to the French army to compensate for possible future deficiencies in private security.