Paris has officially announced its entrance to the race for the 2024 Olympic Games, joining Boston, Rome and Hamburg. France chose Tuesday to proclaim its bid as 23 June is the annual Olympic Day.
Nothing is set in stone yet but it already looks as if Paris has joined Boston as one of the frontrunners to host the 2024 Games.
The United States has not staged the summer Games since Atlanta hosted them in 1996. For Paris 2024 would be the centenary since the French capital hosted the Games.
President Hollande backs Paris 2024 Olympic bid
Today, on Olympic Day, the French President wants to pay tribute to the French sporting movement and the City of Paris, which have just announced Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This is a major project stemming from a noble cause: the values of universality, equality and fraternity set out by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and upheld by the IOC. It is also a unique moment for a whole generation to come together and show the world what is best about France.
This bid will galvanize our country. Wanting the Games means wanting to share a great event. It means making it a reality together.
The state will do everything to support the sporting movement and this bid, which will be exemplary in environmental, economic and civic terms.
The President assures Bernard Lapasset [Chairman of Paris 2024] and the sporting movement of his full support