In 2024, Paris will host the Olympic Games

for the third time in its history

(Ministry for Sport)

In 2020,

11,000 businesses were created in the sector

(BPCE L’Observatoire/Sports economy, 2021)

60% of French people took part in physical and activity and sport once a week on average in 2022

(54% in 2018)

(Injep, Crédoc, 2023)

Sport, an attractive sector

The Olympic and Paralympic Games

France has been selected to organize the biggest sporting event on the planet. These games will be geared towards equality, ecology, the Social and Solidarity Economy, and the integration of vulnerable groups.

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A dynamic and resilient market

In 2020, the sports market was resilient against Covid-19, with 11,000 businesses being created in this sector. The sale of bicycles grew very sharply.

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Sport Tech

Connected objects, big data and virtual reality modify and enrich the experience for both spectators and professional or amateur athletes. France is ranked second in Europe for fundraising in Sport Tech.

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 A welcoming country

France is the world champion for hosting sporting events. It holds numerous titles, medals, and records, which make it one of the world’s best sporting nations.

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The French way of life

in 2022, 72% of French people took part in regular or occasional sport activity (+6% compared with 2018).
Sport, in addition to bringing generations together, and to being the key to good health, shapes the lives of many French people

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Sport, an inclusive player

In 2020, the French Handisport Federation was made up of 60,000 practitioners and 35,000 licensees. The state is committed to developing access to sport for all, in particular with the creation of the National Sport Agency, founded in 2019

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First made accessible to the public in France in the 2010s, the e-sport sector has since skyrocketed. In France, the e-sport market was estimated to be worth €50 million in 2019.

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FIFA is transferring some of its services to Paris

FIFA is returning to where it was founded in 1904: Paris. Discover the reasons behind its decision here:

More reasons to choose France


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