Olympic Games 2024 in France
Paris was awarded the Games at the 131st IOC Session in Lima, Peru, on 13 September 2017. After multiple withdrawals that left only Paris and Los Angeles in contention, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved a process to concurrently award the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics to the two cities. Having previously hosted in 1900 and 1924, Paris will become the second city after London to host the Summer Olympics three times.
It is worth mentioning that preparations for these Games, that are expected to cost €8.3 billion, have been marred by the ongoing controversy surrounding the potential participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes.
“We are ambitious with these Games and there’s a lot of expectations”, says Étienne Thobois, chief executive of the Paris 2024 organising committee. “Paris is a fantastic city and a fantastic place to host the Games. The last few editions, for various reasons starting with Covid, have actually triggered a new hope. So we want a huge party. And we want that party to be extraordinary”.