Anne Hidalgo calls on Parisians not to leave during the Olympics: “It’s going to be incredible! »

During the Olympic Games (OG), “we will vibrate together

Anne Hidalgo calls on Parisians not to leave during the Olympics: “It’s going to be incredible! »

During the Olympic Games (OG), “we will vibrate together. Paris is going to be beautiful! Don't go this summer, don't go, that would be bullshit, it's going to be amazing! », Launched Sunday February 11 the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo (Socialist Party), inaugurating the Arena Porte de la Chapelle which will host Olympic events this summer.

“It’s a bit like the beginning of the magic of the Olympics,” she enthused, from the floor of this new hall, owned by the Paris town hall, which has 8,000 seats in basketball configuration.

Also present on Sunday, the Minister of Sports and the Olympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, for her part praised "the impetus that the Olympic Games can give to transformations", in reference to the Chapelle district, one of the most deprived in Paris. During the Olympics, badminton and rhythmic gymnastics events will take place there.

Demonstration of undocumented immigrants

Between July 26 and August 11, the Olympic Games will generate numerous traffic restrictions in the city, where doubts and questions remain about the organization of the event and the constraints it will create, less than six months before the start of the tests.

Just before the arrival of the mayor of Paris for a tour of the building, a demonstration of undocumented immigrants "No papers, no Olympics" took place briefly in front of this new facility called "Adidas Arena" under of a “naming” contract.

“Four years of dreaming about it, four years of working on it,” rejoiced Nicolas Dupeux, general director of Arena, operator of the Accor Arena in Bercy and the Bataclan. Sunday evening, the floor of this room will be inaugurated by its resident club, Paris Basketball which will meet Saint-Quentin.