POSTED: May 5th 2017
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Paris 2024 bid introduces online game to promote Olympic vision

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The Paris 2024 Olympic bid has just launched an online game - Paris 2024 Run - which allows fans the ability to enjoy a virtual tour of the unique Games plan for the City of Lights.

 Paris is currently bidding to host the summer Games against Los Angeles and the race is heating up with IOC Evaluation visits coming up next week.

Paris 2024 Bid Committee Co-Chair and three-time Olympic Champion, Tony Estanguet, explained the new game, "While we are fully engaged in our international promotion phase, we are also actively working alongside our partners. Vivendi is a major supporter of the Paris 2024 bid and the game, created by their subsidiary Gameloft, allows us to share our vision with a wide global audience.

"Through this fun game, developed to include our top athletes Teddy Riner and Marie-Amélie Le Fur, we will be giving the public the opportunity to discover and really get a sense of our spectacular Parisian concept." 

The game describes that users can "instruct their chosen character to run, dodge and jump through Paris, with the backdrop featuring celebration areas, iconic Parisian landscapes and competition venues, including the Palace de Versailles, Eiffel Tower, Stade de France and River Seine".

Users can choose between two committed French athletes as characters double Olympic Champion in judo Teddy Riner and three-time Paralympic athletics champion Marie-Amélie Le Fur, co-chairs of Paris 2024's Athletes Committee.

Gameloft Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Baudouin Corman, commented, "We are pleased to support Paris' bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2024. Together, we share the strong values ​​of passion and self-belief, values ​​that echo those of the Olympic Games and the athletes. 

"With this game, we are proud to be actively involved, thanks to Vivendi, with Paris 2024, and to put all our know-how and our skills at the service of the French candidature."  

The Paris 2024 Run game can be found on www.run.paris2024.org and on Paris 2024's Facebook page as well as on www.vivendi.com and some Gameloft games. 

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-six years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency.


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