France wants to host the eSports Olympic Week in 2024

France is a candidate for the organization, in 2024, of the second edition of the Olympic Week of E-sports, a kind of ” Olympic games of virtual sports “, announced the government.

« In the wake of the Paris-2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we will try to host the Olympic eSports Week at the end of 2024 with the desire to further strengthen the bridges between sport and eSports. “, announced this January 16, 2022 in Paris, the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, at the conclusion of a ” workshop » bringing together the players of the French e-sport ecosystem.

To this end, a tender committee has been officially launched that will be co-led by the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), the Interministerial Delegation for Major Sports Events, the Paris & Co incubator, with the participation of the competition organization. Paris Olympic Games.

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It will be coordinated by Matthieu Péché, manager of Counter-Strike video game esports team Vitality, and also Rio 2016 bronze medalist in canoeing. The project will be presented to public officials in the spring of 2023.

The eSports Olympic Week is a new event launched by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that brings together several virtual sports competitions. The first edition of this Olympic week will be held in Singapore for four days next June.

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