The team for Paris’ 2024 Olympic bid made a serious power play on Tuesday and it could have serious implications on the possibility of the Olympics returning to Los Angeles for the first time since 1984.
With Paris and Los Angeles being the only remaining bidders for the 2024 Summer Games, there has been serious speculation that the International Olympic Committee would announce the sites of the next two Summer Games when the election for the 2024 site is held in Peru this September.
For the IOC, it would be a unprecedented compromise. But it would also be a prudent one. With the list of cities willing to shoulder the Olympics’ costly burden, it wouldn’t make sense to chase either away.
And while leadership for both cities have previously issued a general “meh” to that joint 2024-2028 idea, Paris 2024 bid co-chairman Tony Estanguet just drew a line in the sand.
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