|Paris 2024 Welcomes IOC Evaluation Committee to the City of Light|
Monday, 15 May 2017 09:05
The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee has welcomed the International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission to Paris ahead of the start of their official visit, on Saturday 13th May.
The three-day working visit, which got fully underway on Sunday, will provide an opportunity for members of the Commission to witness first hand Paris 2024’s compact Games plan and iconic venues, and experience the magic of Paris and its proposal for a spectacular city-centre celebration site: "Paris Olympic Park.”
Paris 2024 Co-Chair and three-time Olympian, Tony Estanguet, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Patrick Baumann and the IOC Evaluation Commission to Paris. We are ready to share with them everything that Paris has to offer and demonstrate why Paris is the perfect partner and ideal host of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“The people, the city and the whole of France are fully supportive of our bid which offers a Games of real passion and purpose for 2024. We, along with all our partners, look forward to showcasing Paris, an Olympic city that lives and breathes sport, to the IOC over the coming days.”
Paris 2024 Co-Chair Bernard Lapasset, said:
“Today the IOC Evaluation Commission arrived in Paris for their visit and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them. We are ready for this decisive stage in our bid, just as we are ready to host the Games in 2024. We want to show the IOC that they can rely on the Paris 2024 team to deliver great Games and we know they will feel the passion and enthusiasm of the French public for this bid."