Macron hails im­por­tant step to­wards Paris host­ing 2024

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Paris, France - French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron on Tues­day hailed Los An­ge­les' an­nounce­ment that it in­tends to host the 2028 Olympics as a "very im­por­tant step" to­wards Paris host­ing the 2024 edi­tion.

"France notes the de­ci­sion of Los An­ge­les to put for­ward its can­di­da­ture for 2028 and to reach an agree­ment with the IOC and Paris," a state­ment from Macron's of­fice said.

Macron spoke to IOC chief Thomas Bach fol­low­ing Los An­ge­les' an­nounce­ment on Mon­day and was "de­lighted by this very im­por­tant step to­wards France ob­tain­ing the Games in 2024".

The state­ment added Macron was "very com­mit­ted to help­ing our coun­try's can­di­dacy win" in a con­test in which Paris is now the only can­di­date fol­low­ing Los An­ge­les' de­ci­sion.

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