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Paris 2024 launches official hospitality program - open to the public today

23 Jan 2023 13:14

Olympics 2024 Tickets

On 17 January, Paris 2024 and official and exclusive hospitality provider for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, On Location, launched a new online platform enabling members of the public to purchase customisable hospitality packages for the upcoming Olympic Games Paris 2024.

The packages include guaranteed tickets to sporting sessions and a broad array of additional options including hotels, transport and unique experiences in competition venues and around the city of Paris.

From today (17 January), fans will be able to choose hospitality experiences that can be personalised to their own needs, including length of stay, accommodation and a broad range of exciting sport and non-sport-related experiences that will bring their stay in the city of Paris to life.

And to ensure fans from all over the world can enjoy them, the hospitality experiences have been priced accessibly with entry-priced packages (with Olympic Games ticket included) beginning below €100 including VAT.

Paul Caine, President of On Location, said of the groundbreaking program: “We believe that attending the Olympic Games should be an experience of a lifetime and, together with Paris 2024 and the IOC, we have worked to develop a newly elevated and innovative Hospitality offering that has guaranteed tickets to attend the sport of your choice. We have something for everyone for whatever their hearts desire. We couldn’t be more excited to bring unforgettable Hospitality experiences for fans and their loved ones to The City of Light.”

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President of Paris 2024 Tony Estanguet spoke with excitement about the new hospitality platform, which will be the first of its kind to be available for an Olympic Games. “We are delighted to launch, together with On Location, the first ever global e-commerce platform offering hospitality for the Olympic Games that will be accessible to all budgets," he said, before later adding, "Our 'Games Wide Open' concept is reflected through this innovative platform, which will open up hospitality to members of the public, allowing them to make their once-in-a-lifetime experience even more special.”

Experience the Games like never before with the Paris 2024 Official hospitality program

The Official Paris 2024 hospitality program is built on three pillars for the general public, corporate entities and stakeholders, including:

  • Clubhouse 24: A centralised hospitality and entertainment zone in the centre of Paris where fans who choose the affordable hospitality in The City packages can enjoy food and beverages at the Parisian-inspired food market, and entertainment options including live music, sports demonstrations and family activities.
  • On Site hospitality: High-quality, in-venue hospitality experiences within official competition venues in private or shared lounges, or even private boxes.
  • Travel packages: Personalised to suit the needs of every fan, combining tickets to the Games with accommodation options, transport and a wide range of other services and solutions to optimise your Olympic Games experience.

For the very first time, 90% of Olympic sports are available with a hospitality offer, whether on competition sites or in the heart of the city of Paris.

Consumers and general sports fans should visit the dedicated hospitality e-commerce platform to discover a range of packages being offered: https://hospitalitytravelpackages.paris2024.org.

For large group orders (from 11 people) and corporate enquiries, please visit the hospitality B2B booking platform to discuss packages tailored to specific requirements and preferences https://corporateHospitality.paris2024.org.

Official Sub-Distributors Network

To support the delivery of its global sales and servicing strategy, On Location has established a global network of sub-distributors, in parallel to its global e-commerce platform, who have extensive knowledge of local markets and expertise in the marketing of Hospitality products. This network will ensure that as many fans as possible have the chance to attend the Olympic Games Paris 2024 for a once-in-a-lifetime Hospitality experience.

Sub-DistributorTerritoryAddressContact Details
Estravel Ltd Estonia Suur-Karja tn 15 Tallinn, 10140 Estonia https://www.estravel.ee/en/
paris2024@estravel.ee
(+372) 6266216
Elämys Group Denmark Hämeentie 31, 00500 Helsinki https://elamysgroup.com/home/
contact@elamysgroup.com
+358 9 2510 203
Elämys Group Finland Hämeentie 31, 00500 Helsinki https://elamysgroup.com/home/
contact@elamysgroup.com
+358 9 2510 203
Elämys Group Republic of Ireland Hämeentie 31, 00500 Helsinki https://elamysgroup.com/home/
contact@elamysgroup.com
+358 9 2510 203
Elämys Group Luxembourg Hämeentie 31, 00500 Helsinki https://elamysgroup.com/home/
contact@elamysgroup.com
+358 9 2510 203
Elämys Group Norway Hämeentie 31, 00500 Helsinki https://elamysgroup.com/home/
contact@elamysgroup.com
+358 9 2510 203
Elämys Group Sweden Hämeentie 31, 00500 Helsinki https://elamysgroup.com/home/
contact@elamysgroup.com
+358 9 2510 203
VB Sport Spain C/ ESPRONCEDA 40 (MADRID) https://vbsports.es/Paris2024
jjoo@vbtravelgroup.com
+34 91 108 68 58
IBTravel Czechia U Kanálky 1441/7 Praha 2 120 00 https://ibtravel.cz/
ibtravel@ibtravel.cz
+420 774 822 823
ATPI Travel and Events Canada Canada 19 Rue le Royer O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1W4, Canada https://atpi.ca/
olympicgames@atpi.ca
+1 833-613-ATPI (2874)
Nippon Travel Agency Japan Nihonbashi Dia Bldg. 11F, 1-19-1, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-8266, Japan https://www.nta.co.jp/ (JPN)
https://www.ntainbound.com/ (ENG)
nta_sportsop@nta.co.jp
(+81) 03- 5369-4540
DreamSetGo India 7th Floor, The Executive Centre, Parinee Crescenzo, G Block BKC, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400051, India https://www.dreamsetgo.co/
contactus@dreamsetgo.co
+919023900800
Gracias & Eventeam Belgium Ottergemsesteenweg zuid 808 (C3 – Energy Lab) | 9000 Gent | Belgium https://www.gracias.be/
paris2024@gracias.be  
+32(0)478 33 68 28 (Belgium)
+33(0)9 69 39 03 23 (France) 
Issta Sport Ltd Israel Menorat Hamaor 8 Street, Tel Aviv, IL 67448, IL https://www.issta.co.il/
sport@issta.co.il
+972 3-777-7250
P1 Travel Netherlands Rooseveltstraat 55, 2321 BL Leiden The Netherlands https://www.p1travel.com/
info@p1travel.com
+31851301550
Kinki Nippon Tourist Japan 1-13 Kandalzumi-cho, 13th Floor, Chiyoda-ku, TOKYO 101-0024 JAPAN https://www.knt.co.jp/
y.yamazaki544@kntct.com
+81-3-6891-9311
Tourvest Destination Management South Africa Stonewedge Office Park, 1 Wedgewood Link Rd, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2031, South Africa https://www.tourvestdm.com/
info@tourvestdm.com
+27 11 676 3000
Tobu Top Tours Co.,Ltd. Japan 16F NISHISHINJUKU PRIME SQUARE 7-5-25 NISHISHINJUKU SHINJUKU TOKYO 1600023 JAPAN https://www.tobutoptours.co.jp
top-sports@tobutoptours.co.jp
+ 81 (0)3 5348 2720
JTB Corp. Japan JTB Bldg., 2-3-11 Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan https://www.jtbcorp.jp/jp/
jtb_event1_sec2@jtb.com

Source: https://olympics.com/en/news/paris-2024-launches-official-hospitality-program

Brazil exceeds expectations with first ever National Breaking Championship

20 Dec 2022 14:33

Breaking Brazil Sao Paulo 2022

The first Brazilian National Breaking Championship in history has been successfully held in São Paulo, and by all accounts it could become a template for similar competitions around the world.

The two-day event was jointly organized by the Conselho Nacional de Dança Desportiva (CNDD) and International Master Crews  and marked the start of the national ranking phase for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, where Breaking will make its Olympic debut.

The competition attracted over 5,000 spectators, with thousands  more watching online thanks to live coverage on Canal Olímpico, the official channel of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB).
The battles featured 117 Breakers from 18 states and all five regions of the country and were on fire from the outset, routinely bringing the assembled crowds to their feet.

In the end it was b-boy Luan San and b-girl Toquinha who emerged triumphant, overcoming b-boy Leony and b-girl Mini Japa, respectively, in the finals. B-boy Rato EVN and b-girl Fran rounded out the medals podium.

In the kids’ competition, 13-year-old b-boy Samukinha won gold, 12-year-old b-girl Mary D claimed silver and 12-year old b-girl Angel won bronze.

The event was a crucial opportunity for organizers to gauge the level of talent in Brazil and for athletes to get their first taste of the WDSF judging system that will be used in Olympic qualifying and at the Games in 2024.

On hand to officiate the proceedings was an international panel of officials that included:

  • Bojin (Chinese Taipei) - WDSF Presidium Member & WDSF Breaking Division Head
  • Max (Portugal) - WDSF Breaking Event Management Specialist
  • MG (Slovakia) - Technical Delegate and WDSF Breaking Ranking System Specialist
  • Kadoer (Spain) – WDSF Judge (Trivium)
  • Dora (Hungary) - WDSF Judge (Trivium)
  • Migaz (Brazil) - CNDD Arbitration Commission

The event received high praise across the board: from the level of competition to the selection of the venue to logistics and event management.

“This was the best Nationals I have attended so far,” said Max, a sentiment shared by fellow officials Bojin and MG. “They brought an authentic Breaking approach that kept the values of Hip Hop culture while combining it with sport. All I can say is: ‘Bravo’!”

MG added that the event “could definitely become a standard for other countries to follow,” adding that the seminars and workshops offered after the battles provided a great chance for national team hopefuls and the CNDD to better understand the qualification process for the Olympic Games Paris 2024, the WDSF ranking system, event structure and other important topics.

“I really hope a Breaking For Gold World Series and Challenge Series event will take place in 2023 in Brazil, as it’s crucial for the further development of the Latin America region,” MG added. “This would also be a great opportunity for the international Breaking community to experience Brazilian culture and a high-quality event.”

Following the success of the event, a Breaking for Gold World Series and Challenge Series in Brazil are now being seriously considered by the CNDD, according to its President Patric Tebaldi.

“We at the CNDD are doing our best to develop the Breaking discipline in Brazil,” Tebaldi said. “Organizing a Brazilian Championship of this size and with this quality is the merit of our team and the partnerships we are building, especially with our National Olympic Committee, the COB.

“The success of our event is something replicable and possible, and now we want to do it at an international level. Bringing a BfG World Series and a Challenge Series to Brazil is the next step in the evolution of this success. We hope to see the world in Brazil.”

Road to Paris 2024 - WDSF announces 2023 Breaking calendar

16 Dec 2022 09:16

Breaking 2024

With less than two years to go until Breaking’s debut at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, we are pleased to announce our calendar of events for 2023 to allow all interested b-boys, b-girls and WDSF National Member Bodies (NMBs) to prepare well in advance.

The schedule for 2023 is as follows:

 

WDSF BREAKING CALENDAR 2023

DATE

EVENT

COUNTRY

STATUS*

February 24-25

Breaking for Gold World Series

Japan

Confirmed

April

WDSF European Championship

Spain

Under WDSF Review

April 14-16

Breaking for Gold World Series

Brazil

Under WDSF Review

May 6-7 

African Continental Championship

Morocco

Under WDSF Review

May 27-28

Pan American Championship

Chile

Confirmed

June 3-4

Breaking for Gold International Series

Canada

Under WDSF Review

June 10-11

Breaking for Gold International Series

Austria

Under WDSF Review

June 26-27

European Games

Poland

Confirmed

July 1-2

Asian Continental Championship

China

Pending Formal Bidding

August 4-6

Breaking for Gold Challenge Series

Brazil

Under WDSF Review

August 30-31

Breaking for Gold World Series

Portugal

Confirmed

September 22-24

WDSF World Championship

Belgium

Confirmed

September 23- October 8

(Exact dates TBC)

Asian Games

China

Confirmed

November 3-4

Pan American Games

Chile

Confirmed

December 15-16

Breaking for Gold World Series

Hong Kong, China

Under WDSF Review

*Confirmed means the event is formally awarded to the relevant WDSF National Member Body (NMB) and is approved by the WDSF.

Pending Formal Bidding means that the formal bidding procedure by the NMB has not been completed and the event has not yet been officially approved by the WDSF. The status of the event is currently provisional and may be subject to change.
 
Under WDSF Review means that the status of the event is provisional. The event could change or it may not take place should the WDSF not grant permission.

More events may be included at a later stage to the 2023 WDSF Calendar, which will be updated regularly to reflect any changes and/or confirmations, regardless of their status written above.

The WDSF is currently in discussions with potential hosts for the 2023 WDSF Continental Championships in Oceania.

All five BfG World Series events have either being granted or are pending formal bidding. As there is still time to organize other BfG events in 2023, all NMBs are encouraged to consider hosting a BfG Challenge Series or International Series event in their countries for the benefit of their athletes. Interested NMBs should contact the WDSF Sports Department for more information: sportsadmin@wdfs.org

BY THE NUMBERS

Despite the qualification process for Paris 2024 having already started, there are still numerous chances for all Breakers from all countries to book their spot at the Olympic Games – even if they have not yet participated in a qualifying event.

In total, 16 b-girls and 16 b-boys will compete at Paris 2024 via the WDSF Olympic Qualification System, which was approved by the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in April 2022 and is based on the principles of inclusivity, transparency, and equality.

 Quota placesHost country quota placesUniversality placesTotal
Men 13 1 2 16
Women 13 1 2 16
Total 26 2 4 32

Only two b-boys and two b-girls maximum from each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can qualify for Paris 2024:

 Quota places per NOC
Men 2
Women 2
Total 4

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR PARIS 2024

The winning b-girl (1) and winning b-boy (1) at the 2023 WDSF World Breaking Championship will qualify directly for Paris 2024.

The winning b-girls (5) and winning b-boys (5) at each of the Continental Games – or in the event there is no Continental Games, the winners of the corresponding Continental Championships – held throughout 2023 will also qualify directly for Paris 2024.

The final 20 Olympic spots (10 for b-boys and 10 for b-girls) must be earned via the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) in 2024.

Note: Because only one (1) athlete per gender per NOC can qualify directly for Paris 2024, should two b-boys, for example, from the same country win the WDSF World Breaking Championship and the Continental Games, only the winner of the competition taking place earliest in 2023 would qualify directly for the Olympic Games. The second b-boy would have to earn his Olympic berth via the OQS.

 

PARIS 2024 QUALIFYING

 

Quota places

Event

Men

1

2023 WDSF World Breaking Championship

Women

1

2023 WDSF World Breaking Championship

Men

5

2023 Continental Games/ Championships

Women

5

2023 Continental Games/ Championships

Men

10

2024 Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS)

Women

10

2024 Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS)

Total

32

 


OLYMPIC QUALIFIER SERIES

The IOC-led, four-sport OQS will bring together aspiring Olympians in Breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding, and sport climbing in three cities between March and June 2024.

The competitions will be held together in Urban Parks, offering a new Olympic experience to fans around the world by blending sport with music, art, and culture.

In total, 40 b-girls and 40 b-boys will compete in the OQS for the 20 Olympic berths (10 per gender) that will still be available.

Only three b-boys and three b-girls maximum from each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can qualify to OQS.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THE OQS

There are many ways for Breakers to qualify for the Olympic Qualifier Series. They can do so by:

  • Finishing 2nd thru 6th at the 2023 WDSF World Breaking Championship (5 b-girls and 5 b-boys in total)
  • For athletes from continents with both Continental Games and Continental Championships: Finishing 2nd at the Continental Games; finishing 1st or 2nd at the Continental Championships (3 b-girls and 3 b-boys in total per continent)
  • For athletes from continents with only Continental Championships: Finishing 2nd thru 4th at the Continental Championships (3 b-girls and 3 b-boys in total per continent)
  • Being one of the next 14 highest-ranked b-boys/b-girls (who have not yet qualified for Paris 2024) on the WDSF Ranking List (14 b-girls and 14 b-boys in total)
  • In addition, one (1) b-boy and one (1) b-girl from the Olympic Host Country (France) will earn OQS berths, as will 3 athletes of each gender from the 3 OQS Host Countries (to be determined)
  • Finally, 2 universality quota places per gender will also be awarded by the IOC’s Tripartite Commission. Universality quota places promote sports development, provide equal opportunity to smaller countries, and progress the competitive ambitions of emerging nations. Note: One (1) Olympic Host Country quota athlete and two (2) universality quota athletes per gender can qualify for Paris 2024 only if they finish in the top 24 of the OQS.

 

OQS QUALIFYING

 

Quota places

Event

Men

5

2nd-6th at 2023 WDSF World Breaking Championship

Women

5

2nd-6th at 2023 WDSF World Breaking Championship

Men

15

2023 Continental Games/ Championships

Women

15

2023 Continental Games/ Championships

Men

14

Next 14 highest-ranked b-boys on WDSF Ranking List*

Women

14

Next 14 highest-ranked b-girls on WDSF Ranking List*

Men

1

Paris 2024 Host Country (France) Quota

Women

1

Paris 2024 Host Country (France) Quota

Men

3

OQS Host Countries Quota

Women

3

OQS Host Countries Quota

Men

2

IOC Universality Quota

Women

2

IOC Universality Quota

Total

80

 

 

* Ranking points are earned at Continental Championships, WDSF Breaking for Gold World Series, International Series, and Challenge Series events that are currently under way. Only a Breaker’s top 4 results (calculated by the highest number of ranking points) for the Breaking for Gold Series will count towards their ranking points in both the Breaking for Gold World Ranking and Breaking for Gold Olympic Qualifier Ranking. For the Breaking for Gold World Ranking, the results are valid for 1 year and are used for seeding Breakers into Breaking for Gold Series events. For the Breaking for Gold Olympic Qualifier Ranking, the results are collected in the period from 1 July 2022 – 31 December 2023, allowing for numerous opportunities for b-boys and b-girls to improve their ranking in order to qualify for the Olympic Qualifier Series.

PARTICIPATION IN BfG WORLD SERIES

The WDSF wishes to draw attention to the fact that from 1 January 2023, participation at Breaking For Gold World Series events will be limited to the three top-ranked b-boys and three top-ranked b-girls per NMB.

  • For NMBs with national ranking systems approved by the WDSF: Their highest-ranking athlete (1) per gender on the WDSF BfG World Ranking List qualifies to participate at BfG World Series events in 2023, in addition to the two (2) next highest-ranked athletes per gender on the national ranking or by NMB nomination. Nominations will be made by National RLS Administrators through the WDSF Competition Registration System (CRS), subject to approval by the WDSF Sports Department. No tickets, flights, accommodation, etc., should be purchased until nominations are confirmed.
  • For NMBs without national ranking systems approved by the WDSF: Their three (3) highest-ranking athletes per gender on the WDSF BfG World Ranking List qualify to participate at BfG World Series events in 2023. The selection will be made according to the ranking list on the 1st day of the month immediately before each event.
  • Wild card: In accordance with the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020+5, which recommends widening the scope of engagement with and attracting the best athletes, the WDSF has implemented a wild card system to ensure that all b-boys and b-girls around the world have an equal opportunity to participate at BfG World Series events in 2023. The WDSF Vice President for Sport has the right to grant a wild card per NMB/BfG World Series up to 1 July 2023 that will also apply to Breakers from countries without NMBs or limited or no access otherwise to WDSF events. A wild card can be issued to Breakers in countries that 1) have no athlete on the WDSF BfG World Ranking List and 2) whose National Ranking System has not been approved by the WDSF.

NMBs looking for recognition of their national ranking list must meet the following conditions to be approved by the WDSF, no later than 1st day of the month immediately before the relevant event:

  1. NMB must have organized a National Championship in 2022/2023;
  2. NMB must have organized at least 1 additional national competition; and
  3. NMB must have made its National Ranking List public on their website.

Important note: If an NMB cannot provide proof to the WDSF Sports Department of the three (3) requirements mentioned above, the nominations will not be accepted. In that case all three (3) athletes will be selected according to the WDSF BfG World Ranking List, when possible.

For more details about the qualification process for Paris 2024, please refer to the following documents:

For all questions or comments, please contact: sportsadmin@wdsf.org

Olympic Games ticketing is now open

02 Dec 2022 08:37

Olympics 2024 ticketing

Paris 2024 is opening up the Games wide open and is inviting spectators from all walks of life – from France and around the world, families, young people,enthusiasts or the curious who just ‘want to be there’... – to come and celebrate with the great athletes, discover breathtaking venues, share unique emotions… in short to experience the intensity of this exceptional event.

For the first time, fans worldwide are getting the chance to purchase tickets for the Games from one single platform and according to the same rules.

December 1, 2022, marks the launch of ticketing for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with the opening of registrations for the draw for the first phase of ticket sales (dedicated to ‘Make Your Games’ packs). This first phase of ticket sales, only accessible via the draw, allows you to personalise your Olympic experience: each person drawn will be able to create their own pack by choosing three competition sessions from the programme of sporting events and sessions on offer, and depending on availability.

You can register for the draw over a two months period: from 1 December, 2022, to 31 January, 2023 (6pm CET). It couldn’t be more simple:

  1. - Go to: https://www.tickets.paris2024.org
  2. - Click on: ‘Sign up for the draw’
  3. - Enter your email address and follow the steps from there!

If you want to say ‘I was there in 2024’, all you need to do is sign up!

The Phryges are here!

27 Nov 2022 17:13


The Phryges are here! They are the official mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games. This one was specially created for the World DanceSport of Breaking.

2024 Olympic Mascot

Did you know that the Paris 2024 mascot was inspired by a Phrygian cap which is a symbol of freedom in France?

An epic moment for Breaking

Breaking will be featured for the first time at the Olympic Summer Games, held from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris France. Athletes are currently on the road to Paris 2024 chasing Olympic glory and training very hard as they dream of the greatest prize of all: participating in an edition of the Olympic Games for the first time ever!

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