20 months before the start of the Olympic Games in Paris, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin presented the first figures on the mega-event.

600,000 spectators at the opening ceremony, an average of 30,000 police officers on duty every day: 20 months before the start of the Olympic Games in Paris (26 July to 11 August 2024), Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin has presented the first figures on the mega-event in the French capital.

According to the figures, up to 600,000 people will be able to watch the opening ceremony taking place on the Seine, 100,000 of them as paying spectators on the lower bank.

According to Darmanin, between 12,000 and 45,000 security guards will be on duty every day to ensure safety during the competitions, and 35,000 security personnel will be deployed for the opening ceremony. Before the lighting of the Olympic flame on 26 July 2024, the athletes will be transported across the river on more than 160 boats and over six kilometers between the Pont d’Austerlitz and the Pont d’Iena.

After 1900 and 1924, the Olympic Games will be held in Paris for the third time.