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Macron says Paris 2024 Olympic bid embodies "threatened" values

13 July 2017, 01:31 | Kara Nash

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Pic IOC Twitter

Paris is seen as the favourite to land the 2024 Olympics, with Los Angeles having hinted it would accept 2028.

"Paris mayor Anne Hildago tweeted: "#Lausanne marks the beginning of a great story between Olympic family, #Paris and #LosAngeles.

The other city will take the 2028 Games. After the International Olympic Committee three times failed to return the Games to the city where the International Olympic Committee was established in 1894, it was surely time for Paris again to host the event, exactly 100 years after the last time, the "Chariots of Fire' Games in 1924".

The move apparently will bring the Olympics back to Paris and Los Angeles in the coming years.

"Members of the Evaluation Commission have used the terms "forward-looking", "innovative", "vibrant" and "cool" to describe the Los Angeles candidature, and "historical", "cultural", "iconic" and "amazing backdrops" for that of Paris", said Patrick Baumann, IOC member and chair of the 2024 Evaluation Commission.

"We will seek an agreement between two great cities and a great movement", Garcetti said. But L.A. 2024 estimates it will make hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus by selling $1.3 to $1.5 billion of Olympics and Paralympic Games tickets, plus booking at least $4.8 billion in advertising and sponsorship revenue. He was Sports News Correspondent of The Times 1986-2007, for whom he received journalistic awards in all three decades on the paper, including Sports Reporter of The Year in 2001.

Uran wins crash-filled stage, Froome keeps yellow
Thomas' crash was his fourth of a race he led for four days after winning the opening time trial, something which already feels a long time ago.

"We will start right away", Bach told a news conference.

In a wide-ranging interview to be published in the next issue of Host City magazine, Sir Craig Reedie gave an upbeat assessment of the bidding process for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games. His consummate schmoozing of Olympic bigwigs over the past two years, performed with all the passion of his political campaigns, has paid off, and what comes next appears a formality.

I had been unsettled by this idea as long as Budapest remained a candidate for 2024 but it seemed eminently sensible, when the Hungarian capital pulled out, for this unique strategy to be enacted.

Minutes after Macron spoke, U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: "Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.). The two projects are different in nature, but each city presents a proposal which is genuinely authentic and reflects the best of what each has to offer".

The LA bid team declined to comment Tuesday whether the suggestion came from its supporters, as some believe.

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