The Paris 2024 Volunteer Convention brought together 40,000 volunteers in a party atmosphere


Paris 2024 held its Volunteer Convention to kick off a unique behind-the-scenes experience of the world’s biggest sporting event for the 45,000 volunteers who have been selected for the Games. The event was held at Paris La Défense Arena in Nanterre, a future competition venue for the Paris 2024 Games. During the event, volunteers had the opportunity to spend a festive day exploring the Games as well as discovering their uniform, designed with DECATHLON, an Official Partner of the Paris 2024 Games.

Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024, accompanied by the ambassadors of the volunteer programme, presented the ambition of the Games to volunteers from all over France.

At the end of the event, where volunteers were able to discover the medals, torch, mascots and the programme of celebrations in France, Paris 2024 and its partner DECATHLON, lifted the veil on an essential symbol of the Games: the volunteers’ uniform.

One team, one uniform!

The design of the volunteers’ uniform is the fruit of collaborative work with the teams from our partner DECATHLON. It took over a year to conceive and design each piece of this unisex uniform, which will be suitable for all missions, all situations, all weather conditions, and all body shapes.

Comfortable and functional, each volunteer’s uniform is made up of 15 items, including the jersey, which makes reference to an iconic French fashion item: the marinière (sailor striped shirt.) The uniform is an essential element for the volunteers, enabling them to be identified by everyone involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from spectators to accredited officials.

The press kit is available here

The visuals are available here

The convention is the starting point of the Games journey. Over the next few weeks, the volunteers will begin their online training, before collecting their accreditations and uniforms in May, and discovering the venue where they will be working from July onwards.

“All day long, alongside the Paris 2024 teams, the ambassadors of the project and this large gathering of volunteers, we felt and shared the energy of the Games. The timetable is accelerating. On 17 April, there will be just 100 days left until the Games, 100 days to prepare to welcome the world. At the Paris La Défense Arena in Nanterre, which will host the swimming, para swimming and water polo competitions this summer, we have today kicked off a unique and unforgettable experience. We are proud to welcome the 45,000 volunteers to the Paris 2024 team!” Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024.

“DECATHLON is very proud to design the clothing for the 45,000 volunteers at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, because these are passionate women and men who, like us, provide access to sport and enable everyone to experience this global event to the full. We will be sharing our expertise and passion for sport with millions of people around the world through eco-designed clothing that is fashionable, functional and displays our new visual identity.” Barbara Martin Coppola, CEO of DECATHLON.

Key Figures

45,000 Volunteers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

A team made up of 50% men and 50% women

1 in 3 volunteers comes from the grassroots sports movement

101 departments of origin

20% international applicants representing 150 countries

5%+ volunteers with a disability

Almost 50% of Paralympic Games volunteers will also have participated in the Olympic Games


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