- Title: Next two days key to Paris 2024 bid, says Estanguet
- Date: 10th July 2017
- Summary: PARIS 2024 BID CO-CHAIRMAN, TONY ESTANGUET, AND PARIS MAYOR, ANNE HIDALGO ARRIVING FOR A MEDIA BRIEFING OUTSIDE OF THE HOTEL (SOUNDBITE) (English) PARIS 2024 BID CO-CHAIRMAN, TONY ESTANGUET, SAYING: "No, no. It hasn't been made by this. I think he (French president Emmanuel Macron) wanted to be a part of the two presentations (in Lausanne on July 11 and in Lima, Peru in September). He declared that he will be present also in Lima but of course step by step and this is today and tomorrow a key moment for Paris 2024 so he wanted to be part also for this moment." CAMERAMAN FILMING (SOUNDBITE) (English) PARIS 2024 BID CO-CHAIRMAN, TONY ESTANGUET, SAYING: "President Macron was very supportive since day one. He really wants to host the Games in 2024 and to give his support is so important. So he really wanted to be here to also to defend Paris 2024."
- Embargoed: 24th July 2017 12:28
- Keywords: PARIS 2024 OLYMPIC BIDDING TONY ESTANGUET ANNE HIDALGO
- Location: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
- City: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Olympics,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0026P4WY0V
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- Story Text: Paris will bring their secret weapon that is French President, Emmanuel Macron to help their bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
On Monday (July 10), Macron will lead a Paris delegation that meets International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach at the Olympic Museum.
Paris 2024 co-chairman, Tony Estanguet said Macron's presence was very important over two very important days for their bid.
On Tuesday (July 11), Paris along with Los Angeles will present their respective bids to the IOC members.
Also on Tuesday, the IOC is expected to ratify a proposal to announce the hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Games at the IOC Session in Peru in September.
The Paris bid says it is only bidding for 2024 while Los Angeles' bid has said it wouldn't rule anything out.
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