France is expected to deploy 35,000 guards for the Paris Olympic Games
France is expected to deploy 35,000 guards for the Paris Olympic Games in the summer of 2024.
The organizers have pushed ahead with the preparations for the ambitious opening ceremony despite security concerns.
The 35,000 security forces would be deployed for the opening ceremony, with organizers told to add 3,000 privately hired security staff.
For the entire duration of the games, an average of 30,000 police and gendarmes per day will be on duty, he said.
All interior ministry staff will be barred from taking leave during the games, which end on august 11.
Other major sporting or cultural events, including the tour de france cycling event, will be moved or cancelled if their timing is in conflict with the games.
The organizers are expecting a crowd of at least 600,000 at the 2024 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony which is to take place on the river Seine.
Rather than in an Athletics stadium as is customary, France plans to celebrate the ceremony on july 26, 2024, with a flotilla of some 200 boats down the river.