Paris is set for the Olympic Games

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Paris has been named as the host city for the 2024 Olympics, 100 years af­ter the French cap­i­tal last hosted the Sum­mer Games. Paris and Los An­ge­les (which was named as the host city for the 2028 Games) were the only con­tenders left for the 2024 Olympics af­ter Ham­burg, Rome and Bu­dapest with­drew from the race due to fi­nan­cial con­cerns. Paris’s cam­paign team in­cor­po­rated the Eif­fel Tower into their bid and the city’s most fa­mous land­mark will it­self play an im­por­tant role in the Games, as the back­drop for the triathlon, marathon and open–water swim­ming con­tests. Other Paris land­marks will have a vis­i­ble role too: Champs de Mars will host the beach vol­ley­ball, while the road cycling will fin­ish on the Champs-Élysées and the Palace of Ver­sailles is set to make an im­pres­sive lo­ca­tion for eques­trian events.

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