Boxing fight in Ghana, kayak race in Brasilia … Paris 2024 celebrates the Day of Sports and Peace with a relay around the world

Paris 2024 will celebrate sport as a way to connect peoples. On Wednesday, April 6, the Games Organizing Committee (COGO), together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, prepared a major 24-hour sports relay around the world, on the occasion of the International Day of Sports for Development and Peace.

The aim of Cojo is to celebrate the world, which will be welcomed in Paris in the summer of 2024. The relay will cross 44 countries and territories overseas, on five continents and all time zones, drawing on the network of embassies called “Terre de Jeux”.

On site, in each country, a sporting event is organized from 9 am to 10 am (local time): a two-kilometer walk between the Japanese and French embassies in Windhoek, Namibia, a run in Asmara in Eritrea, a kayak race on Lake Paranoa From Brasilia in Brazil, through the suburb in the garden of the Embassy of Yaounde in Cameroon with 800 students and teachers, a boxing match between the French ambassador to Ghana and Olympic medalist Samuel Takei …

Each country passes the baton to the next area. The race will start in Fiji, run through Oceania, Asia, Europe, Africa and America, and end in French Polynesia, at Tihubo Wave, where the surf races will take place in two years.

The event will gather 5900 participants who will practice 23 sports and be supervised by the athletes. In total, more than 16,500 kilometers will be covered. The relay can be followed by the general public on the social networks of Paris 2024, where all events and deliveries will be shared between regions. The event will be repeated every year until the start of the Olympic Games.

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