20 September 2023
ParalympicsGB to create “home from home” in Clichy during Paris 2024 Paralympic Games
ParalympicsGB will be based in the Clichy district of Paris during next year’s Paralympic Games following a partnership announced today (20 September) alongside Clichy and the EM Normandie Business School.
ParalympicsGB House will be established at the EM Normandie Business School in the heart of Clichy, a vibrant district to the north of central Paris and within easy reach of the Athlete’s Village and multiple competition venues.
The ‘home from home’ venue will provide a unique Games environment for athletes, staff, media, friends and family, corporate partners and key stakeholders, providing an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the best of ParalympicsGB.
Great Britain has a proud history as the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement and the collaboration with EM Normandie and Clichy provides a valuable opportunity to share expertise and knowledge, with a series of engagement events with the local community planned both in the build up to and during the Games.
It also serves as a place where athletes can relax and spend quality time with friends and family during Paris 2024.
ParalympicsGB Chief Executive Dave Clarke said: “I’m really excited that ParalympicsGB will have such an important base in Clichy, a place we have chosen as our ‘home from home’ during the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
“We are delighted to establish this partnership with the Clichy district and EM Normandie. It will not only enable us to further our ambitions in providing the best possible services and support to our athletes, their friends and family and our many enthusiastic stakeholders and partners through ParalympicsGB House, it will also help and support this fantastic corner of Paris to further their ambitions in inclusivity and accessibility to leave a lasting legacy from these Games.”
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Rémi Muzeau, Mayor of Clichy and Vice-President of Hauts-de-Seine Department said: “We are committed to seizing this opportunity to further promote adaptive sports in Clichy, shift perceptions about disability, and, in a broader sense, continue our commitment to making Clichy an inclusive city for all, in all areas.”
Jean-Louis Grégoire: EM Normandie President added: “Hosting ParalympicsGB at our campus in Clichy represents an opportunity for our 2,000 students to open themselves up to a world that many of them are not familiar with. It’s a chance to raise awareness about the challenges related to disability, change perspectives on disability, and promote inclusion everywhere and in all circumstances.”
As part of legal firm Hogan Lovells long-standing commitment to ParalympicsGB, the company provided valuable legal support in the project and will continue to work closely with ParalympicsGB as the team’s official legal services provider in the lead up to and during the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games.
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