Olympic water sports stadium near Paris opened
The "Stade nautique Olympique d'Île-de-France", located about 30 km from Paris, is the first completed sports facility for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games; it will be the venue for rowing, canoe racing and canoe slalom. Organised by the Île-de-France region and supported by the French government, the stadium is already open to international athletes, amateurs and the general public. Overlooking the 2024 Paris Summer Games, the Vaires-Torcy whitewater stadium has been renamed "Stade nautique Olympique d'Île-de-France", the Île-de-France region's Olympic water sports stadium, and is the largest whitewater centre in Europe.
Many guests from the world of politics and sport - including the Minister of Sport, Roxana Maracineanu, the President of the region, Valérie Pecresse, the President of the Organising Committee of the Olympic Games in Paris and three-time Olympic champion in canoeing, Tony Estanguet - celebrated the opening of the new facility last week, as did the numerous visitors who enjoyed the expanded recreation area and the wide range of water sports available to everyone.
To better understand the project watch the video about the construction of the stadium by Charier TV / Author: Gaël Arnaud.