Emmanuel Macron promises 5,000 local sports equipment in addition to ic

In the Overseas Territories, the State will participate 80% to 100% of the financing of these new structures. In total, 200 million euros will be devoted to this plan throughout France.

A plan to build 5,000 small local sports facilities for an amount of 200 million euros will be launched by 2024 to facilitate in particular new sporting practices such as 3X3 skateboarding or basketball, the Élysée announced on Wednesday.

The principle of this plan was outlined in mid-September during the reception of the Tokyo Games medalists at the Élysée Palace. It will be detailed by the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron who goes Thursday to Seine-Saint-Denis, in particular to Tremblay-en-France or to the site of the Olympic village.

There is “a number of cities that need equipment in the face of demand” and “sports under-equipment in some areas“, underlined the Elysee.

Lighter“, “smaller“, “closer

These new equipment will be “lighter“, “smaller“, and “close to home or work“.

1,000 “citystades” (multisports ground), 1,000 dojos and combat sports halls, 500 3X3 basketball courts, 500 paddle tennis courts, 500 skate parks, 200 mobile sports sites such as pools, and even equipment “innovative“using digital.

It is also a question of supporting new sports practices such as 3X3 basketball or even skateboarding which has become an Olympic discipline and constitutes “inheritance” from Paris Olympics 2024. Some equipment will be “requalifications“existing spaces, such as”ground floors of social buildings“.

This equipment will be financed “according to shorter and less complex procedures“than usually, via the National Sports Agency (ANS), the armed wing of the Ministry of Sports, at the national level and its regional representations.

The state’s participation rate will be 50%, a rate that can be increased to 80%, or 100% overseas, said the Elysee. The management of this equipment could be entrusted to communities, federations, commercial players via public service delegations.

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