How Orange is supporting the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Engaging the Orange innovation ecosystem to support the candidature. 

The Orange innovation ecosystem will participate in supporting the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We will be fully mobilized to help France and its capital shine and, thanks to our networks, to let everyone stay connected to their passion.
Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange

Enjoy the Paris 2024 immersive experience with Orange

Orange and Paris 2024 have installed a unique experience using the Overlap Reality technology created by the start-up Sky Boy on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower.

This experience, presented to the IOC members on 15 May during the Evaluation Committee and during the Viva Technology trade show, offers spectators an immersive experience that projects them into the future, all the way to 2024, during the Olympic Games in Paris. You can see for yourself, as if you were standing on the 3rd floor of the Eiffel Tower, how close the Olympic and Paralympic venues are to one another. While you are there, you can also see the celebration parade that will go from the Trocadero to La Villette, following the river Seine.

It’s not too late to enjoy this immersive experience!
You have just until the end of September to go to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower, by downloading the Immersion Paris 2024 app and placing yourself in the dedicated spot for a panoramic view. Just launch the app from your smartphone or tablet and you’ll be guided through how to immerse yourself in the Paris 2024 universe.

A collaborative, inter-company forward-looking design initiative

With the support of the Open Prospective Club, Orange has launched a unique collaborative inter-company initiative exploring future designs with the members of its club and the partners of the Paris 2024 bid.

During 3 days of “forward-looking design” workshops, 35 people representing some twenty different companies got together to imagine and design future services that 5G technology could offer audiences at the 2024 Paris Games for athletes, spectators, tourists, TV audiences and French speakers around the world.

From these workshops, the teams produced fifteen strong ideas/concepts, five of which were pitched and prototyped to Étienne Thobois (CEO of Paris 2024). Some of these ideas may well turn into reality at events supporting the Paris 2024 bid.

Challenge I Make 4 My City – Sport for all

Since 2014, the Orange Fondation has been committed to the future of disadvantaged young people by offering free training to more than 8,000 young people at its 61 Solidarity FabLabs in France and around the world. We continue to believe that digital technology is the best driver for equal opportunities and integration into the job market.

On the strength of the success of the 2016 edition of the I MAKE 4 MY CITY challenges, which reward Solidarity FabLab projects, the Orange Foundation is continuing the challenge this year by relying on the Orange-Paris 2024 partnership to provide innovative solutions and facilitate access to sports for all.

The theme of the 2017 challenge "Sport for All" is to come up with solutions (an object, a prototype, an application) that help people to do sports who are normally unable to for economic reasons, disability, etc., and specifically to:

  • Encourage sports everywhere for everyone
  • Promote gender diversity in sport
  • Change society’s view of disability
  • Reduce inequality

The Paris 2024 people’s favourite prize was awarded to the “Boccia Kit”. Created by five friends, the project was recognised for its originality and usefulness in promoting this Paralympic sport.