05/03/19

Glasgow passes the baton to Paris

The Paris 2020 Organising Committee took advantage of the European Indoor Athletics Championships (Glasgow, 1-3 March) to meet European fans and encourage them to come and celebrate the athletes in August 2020.

On the booth designed with the parisian event’s colours, leading figures of Paris Athlé 2020, Eunice Barber and Marie-José Pérec have enjoyed photo sessions, as much as the fans who left with badges, flyers and many other goodies… and a serious desire to take advantage of Paris in August 2020 to celebrate European athletes after the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

A Meeting with official groups of supporters
The enthusiasm for Paris 2020 was also real among the european supporters. The Organising Committee and its President, Jean Gracia, met with representatives of European supporters clubs, from United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands and Switzerland. This meeting organised by European Athletics, in presence of Toralf Nilsson, Council Member of EA, allowed these fans to express their expectations in terms of ticketing, transport and accommodation.

The athletics family looking forward to Paris
Glasgow 2019 was also an opportunity for the athletics family to support Paris 2020. Presidents Seb Coe (IAAF), Svein Arne Hansen (EA) and André Giraud (FFA) joined Jean Gracia on the Paris 2020 booth to express their enthusiasm for this upcoming celebration of athletics in the heart of Paris. The “rendez-vous” is scheduled for August 2020.

Paris 2020 moving forward

The Organising Committee continues to grow. Since the beginning of the year, it has initiated a new phase in its communication, around its official website www.athle2020.paris, with various contents shared on social medias in order to mobilise an active community of fans, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In addition to the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow, the Organising Committee will also promote the event during the main events of the season.

The next deadlines for Paris 2020 are: the launch of the Volunteers’ programme at the end of March and the forthcoming opening of the ticket office for licensees, at a date yet to be confirmed. To being informed about the latest news, please suscribe to our official newsletter.

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