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Paris 2024 Bid Inspired by ‘Olympic Values’

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Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo. Photo: AFP Photo/Francois Guillot

“The presentation of Paris 2024 is about a bid inspired by Olympic values, led by sport and athletes and powered by the collective energy and will of France’s national sports movement,” said France’s National Olympic Committee President Denis Masseglia opening the city’s presentation to the world’s National Olympic Committees at the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly in Doha, Qatar. “It is this energy that we will put at your service with Paris 2024, which will allow us to respond to your needs and those of your athletes, and which today sees us launch the Paris 2024 ‘NOC and NPC Declaration’. It sets out the outstanding service you will receive… And together, in partnership with you, we want to develop these ideas further and so make 2024 an exceptional experience for each of you,“ Masseglia said.

Paris 2024 Co-Chairman, IOC Member and three-time Olympic Gold Medallist, Tony Estanguet, stated: “I’m convinced that passion and purpose must remain central to our Movement for its future success. And why Paris 2024 is built on those two key pillars: passion and purpose. I hope there can be no question about French passion, especially for sport. Olympism is in our DNA. Every Olympic and Paralympic sport has a vibrant community in our country. Since 2010, we have staged more than 40 sold out, international events in Olympic sports. “The result is a guarantee that Paris 2024 will be successful Games, which deliver… A unique experience… Magnificent TV images… And an incredible celebration, for everyone, in the very heart of Paris…“

This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.

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