The group stage of the Olympic basketball tournament should go well in Lille

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The first part of the Olympic basketball tournament should indeed be played in Lille, confirmed the president of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games Tony Estanguet.

Where will the pool matches of the Olympic basketball tournament be played in 2024? The soap opera is expected to end soon. Faced with the revolt of the players and the French basketball community, the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG) had given up organizing the first part of the tournament in hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles. The proposed alternative was then to go to Villeneuve d’Ascq, near Lille, at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, where the final stages of EuroBasket 2015 had been organised. French on the fact that the matches would not be in Paris. But the Lille option should be well and truly retained by the OCOG. Indeed, handball having agreed to start its tournament at the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, before playing the final stages in Villeneuve d’Ascq, basketball will have no choice but to relocate to the North for the first week of competition, before playing the final stages at Bercy. This was confirmed by Tony Estanguet, President of the COJO, at the microphone of France Info on Tuesday July 12:

“It is a question of addressing a request from handball, which was in Lille for the two weeks and which wanted to play in Paris. It’s true that having all the sports groups playing partly in Paris makes sense. In France, we have a real love story with handball, it is the most successful team at the Games. We are therefore delighted to be able to offer handball to come and play in Paris. »

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July 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Where will the pool matches of the Olympic basketball tournament be played in 2024? The soap opera is expected to end soon. Faced with the revolt of the players and the French basketball community, the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG) had given up organizing the first part of the tournament in hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions at Porte de…

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