POSTED: May 13th 2017
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Olympics: Paris prepares to charm the IOC for 2024 evaluation tour

The iconic Eiffel Tower will be the IOC's main view as they visit the City of Lights © Getty Images
The iconic Eiffel Tower will be the IOC's main view as they visit the City of Lights © Getty Images

IOC Evaluation Commission Chairman Patrick Baumann and his team arrive in the French capital to formally view the Olympic bid © Getty Images
IOC Evaluation Commission Chairman Patrick Baumann and his team arrive in the French capital to formally view the Olympic bid © Getty Images

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The IOC arrived in Paris today to kick off their three day evaluation tour following a successful tour through rival bidding city Los Angeles this past week.

The City of Light rolled out the red carpet for the IOC and media many of whom arrived as well from LA to follow the Evaluation Commission to the French capital.

Sunday will mark the official start of the visit Paris 2024's compact Games plan and iconic venues, and experience the magic of one of the most renowned cities in the world and its proposal for a spectacular city-centre celebration site: "Paris Olympic Park".

Paris 2024 Co-Chair and three-time Olympian, Tony Estanguet, said, "We are delighted to welcome Patrick Baumann and the IOC Evaluation Commission to Paris. We are ready to share with them everything that Paris has to offer and demonstrate why Paris is the perfect partner and ideal host of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"The people, the city and the whole of France are fully supportive of our bid which offers a Games of real passion and purpose for 2024. We, along with all our partners, look forward to showcasing Paris, an Olympic city that lives and breathes sport, to the IOC over the coming days." 

Paris 2024 Co-Chair Bernard Lapasset, added, "Today the IOC Evaluation Commission arrived in Paris for their visit and we couldn't be more excited to welcome them. We are ready for this decisive stage in our bid, just as we are ready to host the Games in 2024. We want to show the IOC that they can rely on the Paris 2024 team to deliver great Games and we know they will feel the passion and enthusiasm of the French public for this bid."

**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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