The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed the date for the 2024 Summer Paralympic Games in Paris, France.
The move has been made to offer the best possible exposure for the event, with the first half now taking place during the school holidays.
The Games will now take place from 28 August to 8 September, a week earlier that originally posed, 17 days after the close of the Olympics.
In close collaboration with its stakeholders and government agencies, Paris 2024 conducted a comprehensive study on the impact of a change in dates, addressing all operational aspects (transportation, security, spectator experience, logistics, etc).
The study, which proposed to advance the Games by one week, was welcomed by the IPC as well as the International Olympic Committee, who approved it during its Executive Board meeting in PyeongChang.