IOC pres­i­dent ‘im­pressed’ by Paris 2024 bid

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PARIS >> French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande treated IOC Pres­i­dent Thomas Bach with a spe­cial gift: an Olympic flag from the 1924 Olympic games that were held in Paris.

In ad­di­tion to the vin­tage present, Hol­lande also had a spe­cial mes­sage for Bach: “This Olympic flag dates back to nearly a cen­tury. It will be a cen­tury old when Paris will host the Games in 2024.”

Paris, which has not hosted the Olympics since those Games, is com­pet­ing against Budapest, Rome and Los An­ge­les. The In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee will choose the host city in Septem­ber.

Af­ter meet­ing with French ath­letes and Paris bid lead­ers dur­ing a two-day visit in the French cap­i­tal, Bach met Hol­lande at the El­y­see Palace on Sun­day to dis­cuss the bid.

He told Hol­lande he was “im­pressed” by the Paris dossier and the strong sup­port the bid is en­joy­ing.

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