The Olympic shooting and boxing events of the Paris-2024 Olympic Games will change venue: the shooting leaves the town of La Courneuve and the boxi
The Olympic shooting and boxing events of the Paris-2024 Olympic Games will change venue: the shooting leaves the town of La Courneuve and the boxing qualifications will no longer be held at Roland-Garros but in the department of Seine-Saint- Denis, the organizers reported Tuesday.
Not being able to be prepared in time, the La Courneuve site will not be able to receive the shot, which has a good chance of being moved to Chateauroux, some 250 km south of Paris. Boxing can go to Villepinte, a peripheral town north of the capital, although the finals will be played at Roland-Garros.
The new site of basketball competitions has not been made official, although there could be a change with handball, which will no longer be played in Lille but in the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles, in Paris, a place that basketball players do not they want.
Seine-Saint-Denis, France’s poorest department and promised an Olympic heritage, believes it has won by taking boxing instead of shooting, explained its president Stéphane Troussel.
Since this winter, the field of Les Essences in La Courneuve, former army land that is being decontaminated, had become too small to host the shooting tests. More problems for the organizers, who had already altered the test map in September 2020.