POSTED: July 5th 2017

Olympics: IOC publishes report card for LA 2024 Paris 2024 with new video addition


The bid process © IOC
The bid process © IOC

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications

(SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) released the highly anticipated 2024 report by the Evaluation Commission on Los Angeles (LA) and Paris in a new innovative format with even a video.

The video introduction is an excellent way to compare the two cities in a very friendly overview and serves as the summary in a way of the overall report. Might be a good plan for the future to use more video reporting as opposed to a lengthy digital document.

The report is broken up into three key parts the new video overview, assessments of Games Concept, Games Experience, Sustainability and Legacy and Games Delivery for each city, and in-depth technical information and photographs on all the competition and non-competition venues of each city.

Chair of the 2024 Evaluation Commission and IOC Member Patrick Baumann stars in the video and commented, "Members of the Evaluation Commission have used the terms 'forward-looking', 'innovative', 'vibrant', and 'cool' to describe the Los Angeles candidature, and 'historical', 'cultural', 'iconic' and 'amazing backdrops' for that of Paris.

"However, whatever the description, it truly is a tale of two great Olympic cities. The two projects are different in nature, but each city presents a proposal which is genuinely authentic and reflects the best of what each has to offer.

"Los Angeles is one of the most entertaining sports and leisure destinations on the planet; Paris has a history second to none. On any given day, people around the globe enjoy Hollywood offerings of great storytelling and showcasing technology, while at the same time they dream of visiting Paris, one of the world's most dazzling tourist destinations.

"With the support, enthusiasm and passion of their citizens and athletes, Los Angeles and Paris have presented the best of their cities. And their best is as good as it can possibly get for the Olympic Games," Bauman concluded.

Both cities are relying on existing and temporary venues, especially LA who plans to use all currently functioning venues except for the new LA Rams stadium that is being built right now. Paris needs to build their Olympic Village and an aquatic center however the new plan of Agenda 2020 has led to both cities having significantly reduced budgets and more sustainable facility reuse after a Games.

The report was compiled after the IOC commission visited both cities in May and then afterwards held working visits conducted by IOC technical experts, which focused on venue infrastructure, transport, sustainability and finance for a better in-depth examination.

The report is made public just ahead of the upcoming IOC Technical briefing taking place next week in Lausanne and the vote set to take place in Lima at the 131st IOC session on September 13th.

**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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