GL events has won a contract to provide overlay services to Paris 2024. The image is of the official Paris 2024 flag

GL events announced as official overlay provider for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

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GL events has been named as an official partner and overlay provider for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The contract covers the provision of products and services relating to the planning, design, supply, installation and on-site integration of multi-purpose structures, interior fixtures and fittings, grandstand seating, broadcast lighting, rigging and scaffolding.

GL events’ scope of intervention will include the Olympic and Paralympic venues in central Paris, from the Champ de Mars to the Place de la Concorde, as well as stadiums throughout France in Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice and Saint-Etienne.

Olivier Ginon, chairman/CEO of GL events, said: “The award of this contract for overlay services confirms the trust that has been established between the Paris 2024 Organising Committee and our group. By leveraging GL events’ historical expertise and know-how, we were able to propose the best solutions to meet the organisers’ expectations. We are also very proud to confirm our commitment to the success of the world’s most important sporting event by becoming an Official Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, asid: “As a leading event industry player in France and internationally, recognised for its expertise in major events, GL events group is making an even greater commitment to the games by becoming an official partner of Paris 2024, and we are delighted! In Paris 2024, because 95 per cent of the infrastructure used will be existing or temporary, the partnership with GL events will be crucial to achieving our goal of reducing carbon emissions by half. Together, we will do everything possible to ensure that the Games are more responsible and to offer a new legacy model for major events.”

The company’s lengthy track record includes delivery of overlay for multiple iterations of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and Pan American Games to name just a few. On a UK level, the last year has seen GL events successfully deliver for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, with overlay provision for 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow just around the corner.