PARIS, France (Sep. 2, 2023) - World Taekwondo President Chungwon Choue led on September 2, a World Taekwondo delegation on a visit to the historic and iconic Grand Palais which will serve as the Olympic & Paralympic Taekwondo venue at Paris 2024.
President Choue was joined by World Taekwondo Secretary General Jeongkang Seo and World Taekwondo’s Technical Delegate for Paris 2024 Mohamed Shaaban.
The Grand Palais is located in the Champs-Élysées in the centre of Paris and was built at the end of the 19th century to be a large-scale venue for artistic events.
During the visit, the delegation saw the main area where the field of play will be set up and where spectators will be seated as they cheer on their favourite athletes. The Paris 2024 Taekwondo Sports Manager Mehdi Bensafi, Technical Operations Manager and Venue Architect also explained the ongoing renovations around the ceiling, lighting and temperature which are being considered to ensure the best environment for athletes.
The iconic venue also presents a number of exciting opportunities for spectacular sports presentation which were shown during the visit and which will be revealed at the Games.
World Taekwondo President Choue said:
“It was wonderful to visit the Grand Palais and get a sense of the incredible competitions we will experience next year. It will be a remarkable moment for Taekwondo to be in this venue with such a rich history. We are sure that athletes will have a great feeling competing here and it will only add to what will be a very special Olympic Games for them.”