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Slovenia House: 5 Things We Know So Far

On May 24, the Slovenian Olympic Committee (OKS) announced their plans to open the doors of Slovenia House at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.


What We Know: Location


Parc de la Villette will play host to Slovenia's hospitality house at Paris 2024.


Exterior Rendering of Slovenia House at Paris 2024. Photo courtesy of the Slovenian Olympic Committee.

Parc de la Villette is located in northern Paris, in the 19th arrondissement. It's the 3rd-largest park in the city, totalling a whopping 55.5 hectares and is known as the largest deconstructed building in the world.


While assumed, it has yet to be confirmed if Slovenia House will be open to the public.


What We Know: It's a Cultural Showcase


The organizers of Slovenia House have articulated the intent of their programme:


The aim of the Slovenian House during the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is to showcase Slovenia's country, economy, tourism, agriculture, cuisine, culture, science, etc., which will be linked to sport, partners and fans from all over the world.

What We Know: Slovenia's First National Campaign


Slovenia's Tourist Board has noted that the introduction of Slovenia House at Paris 2024 is "the first coordinated national promotional campaign for Slovenia" at the Olympic Games.


In 2018, Slovenia House was located near the PyeongChang ski centre in Alpensia, nearby the ski jump, biathlon, cross-country and alpine skiing venues. However, it was publicly known that there was far less investment in the venue than other Winter-sport nations'.


What We Know: Nearby Sport Events


The closest Paris 2024 sport events to Slovenia House will be:

  • Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics at La Chapelle Arena

  • Artistic Swimming, Diving and Water Polo at at Centre Aquatique Olympique

  • Athletics and Rugby at Stade de France

All of these venues are within 40 minutes of Slovenia House on public transit.


What We Know: Nearby Hospitality Houses


Parc de la Villette is the host of several other hospitality houses at Paris 2024 including Club France, Casa Brasil and Pride House.


It's also been rumoured that Canada Olympic House, as well as TeamNL House, will also be located in Parc de la Villette, but this has yet to be confirmed.


Are you planning to visit Slovenia House?

  • Yes! I wouldn't miss it.

  • I haven't decided yet.


More to come on Slovenia House. Watch this space!

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