Labeled as a land of games, the Côte-d'Or will welcome the Olympic flame in 2024 on its way to Paris.
At the same time, eight preparation centers for the Games have been selected in the Côte-d'Or, three of which are supported by the Côte-d'Or Department.
On the way to the Games!
This time, it is well underway! The steering committee of the 2024 Olympic Games in Côte-d'Or, which associates the Departmental Council and the Departmental Olympic and Sports Committee (CDOS) was installed on November 30, 2022. It will organize events around the Olympics and also the passage of the flame.
The Olympic flame in Côte-d'Or
The passage of the Olympic flame planned a few days before the opening of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Paris 2024, will stop in Côte-d'Or!
In the spring of 2023, the detailed route of the torch relay, with the different stopover cities and their program of activities will be unveiled. In Côte-d'Or, the flame should pass through the most emblematic places of the department, from a historical, patrimonial, cultural or natural point of view.
The preparation centers for the Côte-d'Or Olympics
The Olympic Games in the Côte-d'Or also means eight preparation centers for the Games, three of which are supported by the Côte-d'Or Department:
- Semur-en-Auxois for cycling,
- Beaune for the triathlon,
- Dijon for shooting sports.
All of them will welcome international delegations to train before the big day.
"These will be my third Olympic Games, but they will be at home, in France! I see them as an apotheosis in my sporting career. Especially since my objective is clear: gold!
"The Olympic Games are the biggest multi-sport event in the world, the Holy Grail for all athletes! My wish is that the Olympic days planned in the Côte-d'Or will allow us to promote sports, to make young people practice sports who are a little too focused on their screens!
Celebrating sport in the Côte-d'Or
In 2023, the Côte d'Oriens will be able to take part in this huge sports festival with the organization of public events, such as the Olympics open to young people.