Festival 24



July 19 to 28, 2024

Festival 24 brings together over 500 young people
in 64 delegations
from 37 different countries
spread over 5 continents

Festival 24 will bring together over 500 young people from 37 countries around the world from July 19 to July 28, 2024 in Lyon and Paris.


The aim? To celebrate the values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but also social integration through sport!

In the context of the #Paris2024 Olympic Games, young people with fewer opportunities will meet their peers from the four corners of the world to take part in sporting activities. The event will provide an opportunity to discover different Olympic and Paralympic sports, as well as cultural enrichment, with numerous emblematic sites to visit in Lyon and Paris. Sharing moments and exchanges between participants and partners will make it easier for them to meet each other. Cultural evenings, an Olympic competition in Versailles and a conference on inclusion through sport will complete the program.

July 19
Arrival Young Leaders

Arrival Young Leaders

72 young coaches aged between 18 and 25 from 35 different countries arrive in Lyon. 🚶‍♀️🏃

July 20
Young Leaders training

Young Leaders training

Young leaders will be trained in inclusive coaching techniques through workshops on inclusion and gender equality on the Lyon Campus. 📝

Visit Fourvière

The young coaches will discover the Vieux Lyon district and the rooftops of the Basilique de Fourvière at sunset. 🚋

July 21
Arrival of delegations

Arrival of delegations

The 64 delegations of 6 young people and 1 adult arrive in Lyon at the Vaise Campus. 🌍

Welcome evening

The 500 young people are housed on the Vaise Campus of Sport Dans La Ville . 😄

July 22
Opening ceremony

Opening ceremony

The Festival kicks off with a parade of flags, a Festival oath and some great surprises on the Vaise Campus. 🎉

Creative workshops

Young people are divided into mixed teams and take part in cohesion and creative workshops on the Vaise Campus. 🤗

Les Nuits de Fourvière

Festival-goers, young people's families and Sport dans la Ville partners attend Mourad Merzouki's Beauséjour at Lyon-Fourvière's Théâtre Gallo-Romain. 🎭

July 23
Solidarity Olympics

Solidarity Olympics

Young people explore various Olympic and Paralympic activities at the Vaise Campus. 🤾‍♀️🤸

Lyon cultural tour

Participants discover the city of Lyon, its monuments and its history. 📜

Cultural performances

Delegations share their culture through live performances of song, dance or any other form of artistic expression at the Vaise Campus. 🎤

July 24
Departure for Paris

Departure for Paris

Buses take all festival-goers to Paris. 🚌

Camp de Jambville

Festival-goers set up on the Festival site, in the activity center at Jambville. 🏙

July 25
United by Sports Forum


Festival partners, delegations and representatives from the worlds of sport, politics and business come together to highlight the social impact of sport at the Jardin d'Acclimatation. 🗣

Fun activities

Youngsters explore the Jardin d'Acclimatation through a treasure hunt, while enjoying the park and its many rides. 🌱🎡

Cultural performances

Delegations share their culture through live performances of song, dance or any other form of expression at the Jambville activity center. 👯

July 26
Opening Ceremony of the Games

Visit Paris

Festival-goers discover Paris, its rich heritage and iconic landmarks.

Opening ceremony

Participants attend an unforgettable evening on the banks of the Seine and watch their countries' athletes parade past. 🕯

July 27
Solidarity Olympics

Solidarity Olympics

Youngsters immerse themselves in the values of the JOPs by taking part in various Olympic and Paralympic activities at the Jambville activity center. 🏰🏇

Closing ceremony

The Festival closes with colorful and emotional activities presented by the delegations. It's sure to be an unforgettable evening!

July 28
Departure of delegations

Departure of delegations

The 64 delegations return home. 👋






FUDELA - Ecuador

  • "I'm looking forward to discovering lots of people from different cultures and learning a few words in French". - FUDELA(Ecuador) - Victoria

Slum Soccer/India

  • "I'll be traveling outside India for the first time, visiting France is one of my biggest dreams and I'm happy to see that dream come true." - Slum Soccer (India) -Janab


  • "I'm expecting a lot from this project, I'm going to make a dream come true because I've always dreamed of going to France since I was a child, I'm very happy!" - Arca - Rayssa

A look back at Festival 19 in Lyon

At Sport dans la Ville, we are doing everything we can to help more young people on the road to success.

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Thanks to our partners