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Athletes at forefront of Los Angeles 2024 plan

Athletes at forefront of Los Angeles 2024 plan Athletes at forefront of Los Angeles 2024 plan
Warren Dawson | 15 May, 2017, 18:12

"[Paris 2024] showed extraordinary enthusiasm".

"Frankly, I don't know", Ferrand said.

He said "one out of two children [in France] can't swim by the age of 11".

The bid, however, was not without a few thorny issues, including concerns over President Donald Trump's proposed travel restrictions on some nations, which could prevent Olympic athletes from gaining entry and competing in the United States.

A tour began at the famous Staples Center arena, the downtown home of the Los Angeles Lakers NBA team.

Estanguet also put aside the discussion about the 2028 Games, which has been considered by the International Olympic Committee to announce each of the two candidate cities as hosts for 2024 and 2028 Games to avoid leaving the other as a losing side.

"Any city would have to look at the terms if the rules change, what a 2028 award means", said Garcetti.

The IOC's Evaluation Committee made up of senior Olympic officials will visit Paris for three days from Sunday, arriving directly from a similar inspection tour of Los Angeles. "We feel very confident in our ability to deliver", Garcetti said.

"We are in a very fortunate moment in time in the history of bids for the Olympic Games".

"The celebration will be memorable and I think it will be one of the main assets of 2024".

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International Olympic Committee members were in Los Angeles earlier this week to meet with the US bid leaders and inspect their planned venues.

"Los Angeles is already a great Olympic city but after three days we now realize that that was an understatement". The back-to-back visits of the only two cities in the running for the 2024 Games usher in what is expected to be a frenzied final spurt of campaigning.

"We appreciate the message of support (for the bid) he has already sent us", said Baumann.

"It is nearly impossible to go under 10 out of 10 [for both Paris and LA]". "It's not going to be things like an Olympic village, it's going to be a new pool in your neighborhood, or a tennis court in Compton", he said.

Paris, which last staged the Olympics in 1924, failed in bids for the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Games.

International Olympic Committee chief Bach said he had congratulated Macron on his "brilliant" election win and praised the Paris bid.

"It's an honor", Bernard Lapasset, co-chair of the Paris 2024 bid committee, told a news conference.

The IOC evaluation team will be taken to nearly all the potential Olympic venues on Monday before another day of discussions with the bid committee on Tuesday.

During Sunday's opening presentation, Paris officials will highlight the virtues of a project which, from its inception, has focused on legacy.

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