Monday, June 06, 2005

The Champs Elysees turn into a giant Olympic stadium

I know it's hard to believe but I took all these photos yesterday afternoon on the Champs Elysées! How is that possible? The most famous avenue of Paris was turned into a giant Olympic stadium for the day to promote the bid of Paris for the Olympics for 2012. It will surely not influence the final decision of the Olympic committee but it gave the Parisians a very unusual show...
In addition to these kinds of events, the French Olympics task force has produced two great web sites: the official one (available in English and French) and a more touchy-feely one where you can see the TV commercial that is, in my opinion, a real masterpiece (click on "Voir le film TV" on the upper right orange banner) and/or choose the English version of the site on the left bottom of the screen.


  1. Il est chouette ton collage, mais on voudrait voir chacune de ces petites photos en grand. Faut faire qq chose !!!
    Cela dit, c'est bien que Paris se bouge un peu pour les Jeux. La France deviendrait-elle un pays réellement sportif ?
    On va courir ensemble un de ces 4 ?
    (non, eh, je déconne, là !!!)

  2. I have no words...If New York will get the Olimpics, I will be disappointed!Paris is the best city on the World(as well as Moscow,but our chances are too unreal)!YOU MUST DO IT, PARIS!!!!And YOU will do it surely!!!Bonne chance!!!

  3. Thank you Olga. I really want paris to win too, but we will only find out on July 6. Apparently the two major competitors are Madrid and Paris.

    Isido : LOL

  4. Oh Gosh... I had to swim all day in a ridiculous swiming pool and water was freezing. Did you recognize me Eric ?

  5. bonsoir Eric
    je ne suis pas sur mais est ce vous que j'ai croisé à la soirée Paris blog t'il ?
    Si c'était vous je suis déçu de ne pas avoir eu le temps de discuter quelques instants.

  6. > Christophe LOL

    > Peewee. Ben voui, c'était moi mais bon tu - on peut se tutoyer, suis quand même pas si vioc ! - étais fort accaparé si je me souviens bien et bon, je m'en serais voulu de plomber l'ambiance !

    On se verra à la prochaine en attendant blogons, blogons, blogons...

  7. Pourvu que les jeux 2012 se fassent anywhere but à Paris. Parce que si c'est le cas, bonjour les embouteillages, les loyers skyrockettés, les infrastructures qui ne serviront plus à rien et qu'il faudra payer,...
    Comment ça, ça va générer des emplois ? M'en fous, moi ;-)

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