Some 44% of Ile-de-France residents express a negative opinion, while 65% of French people believe that hosting the Olympic Games in Paris from July 26 to August 11 is a “good thing”.
By editorial, with Reuters – from Paris
Nearly one in two Parisians believe that hosting the 2024 Olympic Games is a “bad thing”, with transport and security being their main concerns, indicates a survey carried out eight months before the event.
Some 44% of Ile-de-France residents express a negative opinion while 65% of French people believe that hosting the Olympic Games in Paris from July 26 to August 11 is a “good thing”, according to the Parisian survey. and RTL.
1,207 residents of the Paris region and 1,005 residents of France responded to the survey.
Two years ago, only 22% of Parisians had a negative opinion of the Paris Olympics, while today more than half of them plan to leave the region during the event.
On the other hand, 64% of Parisians are convinced that the opening ceremony on the Seine will be a success.
Parapan: table tennis starts before the opening ceremony
The Parapan American Games officially began this Friday with the opening ceremony. However, Brazilian athletes participate in the major sporting event, which took place on Thursday in Santiago (Chile) until November 26, with the first table tennis clashes.
Brazil was represented in this sport by 26 athletes, who will try to keep the country at the top of the sport in the Americas, preferably climbing to the highest place of the individual podiums, which guarantees the ranking for the next edition of the Paralympic Games . which will be held in Paris (France) in 2024. The doubles competition does not offer direct Olympic places, but makes it possible to define the position in the world ranking, one of the determining criteria for the passport visa.
Brazil’s participation in the competition began at 10 a.m. (Brasilia time) with Eziquiel Babes measuring his strength with the Canadian Muhammad Mudassar in class 4, Lucas Arabian against the Argentinian Mauro Depergola in class 5, Claudio Massad facing the Salvadoran Josue Regalado in class 10 and Gabriel Antunes playing. against the Guatemalan Marcos Orellana also in class 10.
From then on, Brazilian athletes participated in 19 more occasions in the sport on Thursday.
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