IOC decision on 2024 Games is "honour for France" - President

Paris 2024 – Awarding of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic¹

Paris, 13 September 2017

A century after the 1924 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has chosen Paris and France to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, is very grateful to the International Olympic Committee for this decision which is an honour for France. France will be proud to uphold the Olympic values of solidarity, excellence, friendship and respect.

Emmanuel Macron welcomes this success and the exceptional opportunity that the Games will provide to support France’s transformation, increase its international attractiveness and dynamism, and boost the role of sport throughout France.

The President would like to offer his warmest congratulations to Tony Estanguet and Bernard Lapasset and their entire Paris 2024 team. The President, together with the Minister of Sport, Laura Flessel, will receive all those involved in the bid at the Elysée on Friday 15 September 2017 to celebrate this historic victory.

These Olympic Games will be extraordinary, surprising and festive, but will also be an exemplary Games as regards budget management, environmental and social impact, and security. This is why, tomorrow, the President will appoint an Interministerial Delegate for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to the Council of Ministers who will be responsible for supporting and coordinating all state departments./.

¹ Source of English text: Elysée website.

Published on 29/09/2017

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