Paris 2024 Olympics: Due to the high flow of the Seine, the rehearsal of the opening ceremony on water is postponed

Paris 2024 Olympics: Due to the high flow of the Seine, the rehearsal of the opening ceremony on water is postponed

La répétition de lundi a été reportée. MAXPPP – ANDRE PAIN

While a rehearsal for the opening ceremony was to take place on the Seine on Monday, the prefecture announced its cancellation due to excessive flow of the Parisian river, AFP learned on Friday 21st & nbsp;June.

The rains and storms of recent days in Ile-de-France left little room for suspense. The river water quality bulletin published Friday by local authorities confirmed this: a few days before the start of summer, the Seine remained unsuitable for swimming.

According to the graphs posted online, the level of concentration of fecal E.Coli bacteria was greater than 1,000 colony-forming units (CFU)/100 ml, the threshold used by the international triathlon and swimming federations to authorize the holding of & #39;tests, almost every day from June 10 to 16.

Caused: "very rainy weather" leading to "the high flow of the river, which does not promote good water quality", explain the Paris town hall and the regional prefecture.

90 boats were scheduled to sail on Monday

Collateral victim of this high throughput: the rehearsal for the large-format opening ceremony scheduled for Monday has also been postponed, the prefecture informed AFP. Some 90 boats were to rehearse the July 26 parade at dawn on Monday, after the rehearsal of half the fleet on Monday which went well after being postponed twice due to the weather. It would not be possible to "draw the relevant lessons" judge the organizers.

 "Rain, high flow, little sunshine, temperatures below seasonal norms" form an "unfavorable hydrological and meteorological context" which explains that "water quality remains degraded", remind the authorities.

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