Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner helped to launch the Athletes' App ©Paris 2024

Paris 2024 have launched a mobile app in an effort to allow athletes to contribute their ideas and suggestions to their bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Targeted at 15,000 sports stars across the country, the app will have an option for athletes to "have a say" in the Paris 2024 bid process, providing recommendations whilst on the move.

Available for free on android and iOS, it will also feature a "Discover Paris 2024" section that will outline the overall Games concept and a game centre.

The app will provide athletes with the latest bid news, with Paris 2024 claiming that it continues to show their commitment to engage with athletes across France to use their knowledge and experiences to shape the bid.

“Athletes are the heartbeat of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and it is vital that we draw up on their experience and knowledge as we continue to build our bid centred on innovation, inspiration and communication," said Tony Estanguet, the triple Olympic canoe gold medallist and co-chairman of Paris 2024. 

“The Athletes’ App reflects the pioneering vision of the Paris 2024 bid and our tireless efforts to create an Olympic and Paralympic Games for the athletes, by the athletes.

“We want our sports stars to drive this bid and that not only means giving athletes central decision making roles in the bid, but also engaging with athletes wherever they are.

“We’re delighted to combine some of our brightest digital minds with the knowledge of our sporting superstars to build a Games befitting of Paris’ global vision.”

Gwladys Epangue will be one of Athletes' Committee members to lead a mobile learning session for fellow athletes
Gwladys Epangue will be one of Athletes' Committee members to lead a mobile learning session for fellow athletes ©Getty Images

Ludovic Besson, Thierry Omeyer, Gwladys Epangue and Jessica Harrison, members of the Paris 2024 Athletes’ Committee, will help to promote the app and look to develop it further with new ideas.

They will lead a dedicated mobile learning session to guide fellow athletes on how to get the most out of the app as part of a wider online workshop, which will also focus on how they can use other social media platforms in an effective and engaging way.

“I’m looking forward to providing an e-learning session with my fellow Athletes’ Committee members to help our sports stars get the most out of the app,” said Epangue, an Olympic taekwondo bronze medallist at Beijing 2008.

“With regular communication with our athlete community and by working collaboratively towards our shared goals we can present an Olympic and Paralympic Games vision that will engage and inspire the next generation of French Olympians.”

An international version of the app is also claimed to be in development and will be launched in English in the coming months.

A video detailing the features of the app can be accessed here