Paris 2024 Olympic Games: why is the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony, scheduled for Monday, postponed?

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: why is the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony, scheduled for Monday, postponed?
Paris 2024 Olympic Games: why is the dress rehearsal for the opening ceremony, scheduled for Monday, postponed?

The 94 boats mobilized for the dress rehearsal on the Seine will remain at the quayside in Paris.

The general rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, initially scheduled for Monday June 24, 2024, has been postponed, the prefecture of Paris and Île-de-France announced to various media.

“For the test scheduled for June 24, the rainy episodes of recent days and the weather forecasts for the weekend are likely to bias its lessons,” explained the prefecture of Paris and Île de France (PRIF) to L ‘Team. “Paris 2024, in conjunction with the PRIF, has therefore decided to postpone the test to a later date.”

94 boats on the Seine

A week after a technical test with half of the fleet deemed satisfactory according to the organizers, this dress rehearsal was to mobilize all 94 boats, including nine reserves, which will be used to transport the nearly 10,500 athletes.

Two technical tests planned for April 8 and May 27 had been postponed due to the excessive flow of the Seine. The opening ceremony will begin on July 26 at 7:30 p.m. and will take the form of a six-kilometer parade on the Seine between the Pont d’Austerlitz and the Pont d’Iéna before a finale at the Trocadéro.

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