Olympic Games: the University of Bordeaux awarded the “Terre de Jeux 2024” label

The organizing committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has selected the University of Bordeaux as a preparation center for the 2024 Paris Games for seven-a-side rugby. The committee is currently appraising the SMART building (sport, movement, ambition, research, technology) which would make it possible to welcome thirteen additional disciplines. After the "Generation 2024" label in 2019, the goal of creating an olympic and paralympic campus has been achieved.

  • 20/10/2020

The organizing committee of the Olympic Games has just announced the first 500 "Terre de jeux 2024" label-holders. The University of Bordeaux is the only university in France to have been selected as a preparation center for the Paris 2024 Games.

Ultimately, around fifteen disciplines will be able to be accommodated in the university's infrastructure. Seven-a-side rugby has already been approved, with the two synthetic pitches located on the Domaine de Rocquencourt. Thirteen additional disciplines are currently being studied with regard to the SMART building project (sport, movement, ambition, research, technology).

This is excellent news, and is yet further recognition of our substantive efforts over the past few years.

Olivier Pujolar — Vice-president for partnerships and territorial policy

An olympic campus

The University of Bordeaux’s different campus sites - Pessac, Bordeaux and Talence, but also Périgueux and Agen - benefit from high quality sports facilities, which welcome 17,000 student athletes throughout the year.

This "Terre de Jeux 2024" label, following on from the "Generation 2024" accreditation, rewards the combined efforts of the University of Bordeaux and its sporting (federations, clubs and the CREPS de Bordeaux  - sports resources, expertise and performance center) and territorial partners (Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, Bordeaux Métropole and the French government).

Sport at the University of Bordeaux

The university highly encourages the practice of sport, whether for leisure, competitions or at a high-performance level.