POSTED: April 12th 2016

Olympics: Paris 2024 gets boost as the city is named leading global destination in worldwide study

Paris towards La Défense – Europe's largest purpose-built business district © Paris 2024
Paris towards La Défense – Europe's largest purpose-built business district © Paris 2024

© Savills
© Savills

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(SFC) Bid city Paris got top marks as the city was named a leading global destination in the top 20 list by real estate and property management company, Savills. Paris earned third place right behind London in first and New York in second.

"A diverse, multi-cultural and cosmopolitan capital city rich with world famous art, theatre, sport, shopping and cuisine, Paris is a vibrant commercial hub that drives innovation and entrepreneurship and the Bid Committee welcomes the acknowledgement of Paris as leading global city," said Paris 2024 CEO, Etienne Thobois. 

"Paris' and France's sporting, cultural and technological dynamism provides the ideal platform to extend the core values of the Olympic Movement to a new generation of fans around the world, boosting participation in Olympic sport, inspiring young people and increasing the understanding of different global cultures."

Competitor bid city Los Angeles came in at 8th place and host cities Tokyo took 4th and Rio de Janeiro placed 19th on the list.

Savills ranked cities on their connectedness, economic performance, power and competitiveness as judged by different organisations and the measurements taken in these areas were used to calculate a Savills World City Score which the rankings were based upon. 

Paris is bidding against Budapest, Los Angeles and Rome to host the summer 2024 Games and the IOC will select their bid city next year in Lima, Peru.

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