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The Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris will be exceptional events demonstrating "LíAmour des Jeux". The simple, effective concept of "one Village, two Clusters" is resolutely athlete centred, and will provide an efficient Games and a sustainable legacy. Paris 2012ís Bid: A Shared Passion.
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Paris 2012 designed its concept around sporting excellence, ensuring efficient travel times to competition venues.
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Paris 2012ís Bid: A Shared Passion and United Declaration from a Nation Focused on "LíAmour des Jeux"
Evoking the love of sport, celebration and fraternity with the shared desire for Olympism, the bidís signature conveys the deep and intense relationship that has united France and Olympism since the days of Pierre de Coubertin. In Paris, the Games will blossom into an exceptional celebration between Olympic values and those that have forged Parisí identity Ė a combination of sporting excellence and cultural creativity.
"One Village, Two Clusters", A Simple and Effective Organisational Concept
The Olympic Village, at the heart of Paris 2012ís concept, will be situated in the north-west quarter of Paris known as Les Batignolles. The Village will be located only 6 km from the two competition venue clusters which will host 75% of the events. Dedicated Olympic lanes will connect the Village and Clusters, leaving the heart of Paris free to celebrate Olympic festivities.
An Athlete-Focused Event
Paris 2012 designed its concept around sporting excellence, ensuring efficient travel times to competition venues, maximum comfort in the Olympic Village, infrastructures built on cutting-edge technology guaranteeing optimal safety and healthcare systems.
A Firm Commitment to Legacy and Sustainable Development
Looking ahead to future generations, Paris 2012 is dedicated to making the Games a "lasting success". Its plan guarantees many long-term positive outcomes in the environmental, economic, social and urban realms. One of its main commitments is to fully integrate people with a disability into urban life, a decisive factor for the cities of tomorrow.
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