French airports operator Groupe ADP has become an Official Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Paris’ airports will be the gateways for the 15,000 athletes, the 208 delegations qualified for the Paris 2024 Games, and thousands of delegation members, journalists, supporters and spectators. Along with the entire airport community, more than 5,000 employees of Groupe ADP in Paris will work to ensure the success of the event.

Inspired by Paris 2024's ambition to be more inclusive and responsible, this partnership will focus on making airports real places of life, entertainment and celebration, ‘vibrating to the rhythm of Paris 2024’, Groupe ADP said. The other main focus will be on building the airport of tomorrow, accessible and open to all, at the heart of an air industry that is reinventing itself. Paris 2024 aims to leave a common and lasting legacy for the entire airport community such as the improvement of the quality of rail-air routes within the CDG 2 train station at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Groupe ADP will be responsible for preparing the operational management of routes and luggage, implementing work to adapt its facilities, and improving accessibility on its platforms, with a particular and renewed attention paid to people with disabilities. It will also work to increase support for employee commitment through sport, which has been widespread since 2022, notably through the financing of various individual or group sports projects. This mission will be headed by Pascal Gentil, double Olympic bronze medallist in Taekwondo, who has joined the group to promote and share the values of sport and the Olympics among employees and in the regions.

Augustin de Romanet, chairman and CEO of Groupe ADP, said: “This partnership is a proud and meaningful alliance: Paris 2024's call "Let's open up the Games" resonates with our mission to welcome the world for the universal celebration that are the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. During the summer of 2024, France will be the centre of the world.

“It is in our airports that the Games will begin and will end for many: everyone will make their first and last memories there. This is a magnificent challenge for the entire airport community and for our territories, and a unique opportunity to demonstrate our know-how and commitment to hospitality. Groupe ADP with all its employees, will be there to make Paris 2024 an unforgettable collective success."

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