The French committee making the plans for the 2024 Paris Olympics has made clear they want to broaden the audience to people who can't pay sky-high prices for tickets, and to create events with more room.
For a start, they're planning the opening ceremonies not as a march around an arena with limited seats; the opening will involve an armada of 160 boats passing through central Paris from east to west, passing iconic landmarks and giving viewing opportunities for 600,000 people. Eighty huge screens around the city will relay the event as well.
There will be a million tickets priced at €24, including some for every event, and 50% of all tickets will be capped at €50. For the Paralympics, which follow, the caps will be €15 and €25. Towns are being encouraged to create Olympic-themed fitness programs for youth, and to see the legacy of the games in terms of fitness and participation, not infrastructure.
Events are scheduled at a variety of venues, including some outside the Paris area. That includes equestrian events at Versailles, sailing at Marseille, handball at Lille and surfing, which will be held in the French territory of Tahiti!