If it was only waiting to be confirmed, it is official today, the now Decathlon Arena Stade Pierre Mauroy will host the group matches of the basketball tournament as well as the final phase of the handball tournament of the 2024 Olympics, following the decision of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games.
This Tuesday afternoon, the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games decided on the location of the group matches of the basketball tournament and the final phase of the handball tournament of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Villeneuve d’Ascq, in the Pierre Mauroy Stadium. This decision is thus in line with the latest rumors even if, at first, the venue was to host the entire handball tournament while the basketball players were to play their matches in Hall 6 at Porte de Versailles.
The pressures had led to the location being changed and it was a final choice which delighted the president of the European Metropolis of Lille, Damien Castelain, who underlined that this ” was voted unanimously. near The Voice of Sports. But if the president of the MEL is aware of the advantages of the Stade Pierre Mauroy, with the “proximity to Paris” or even “the experience for the organization of major sporting events”, this remains a choice which still does not really convince the FIBA.