International Olympic Committee director general Christophe de Kepper said:
Last April, I visited the construction site of the new IOC headquarters. You can read more here.
Paris 2024 proposes an innovative medal design concept. During yesterday’s presentation Laura Flessel (French Sports Minister) said:
A prototype of the medal is on display in the stand of Paris 2024 at the SwissTech Convention Center.
Update 13:15: Paris2024 shared a video on Twitter
Update July 26: Video on YouTube
Reactions on the approved plan for Paris and Los Angeles to be jointly awarded the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games;
Los Angeles 2024
We’re thrilles with the IOC’s decision today, which is a major step forward in making LA’s Olympic Dream a reality.
Today, two of the world’s greatest cities, with outstanding but different proposals, stand ready to serve and advance the Olympic and Paralympic movements and their values. We look forward to working with the IOC and Paris in the weeks ahead to turn this golden opportunity into a golden future together.”
— Angela Ruggiero (@AngelaRuggiero) 11 juli 2017
The IOC has decided to award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games when it announces the host cities in September. pic.twitter.com/bN5HvL0KH7
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) 11 juli 2017
Statement by United States Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun:
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) 11 juli 2017
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) 11 juli 2017
— Tony ESTANGUET (@TonyESTANGUET) 12 juli 2017
Today the IOC membership approved the following proposal:
1. To authorise the IOC Executive Board to conclude a tripartite agreement with Los Angeles and Paris and their respective NOCs for the simultaneous election of the host cities of the Olympic Games 2024 and 2028 during the 131st IOC Session in Lima;
2. Should such tripartite agreement be concluded, the 131st IOC Session will ratify the tripartite agreement, thereby electing one city for the Olympic Games 2024 and the other city for the Olympic Games 2028. To that effect, the 130th IOC Session hereby waives the seven-year deadline set out in Rule 33.2 of the Olympic Charter; and
3. Should such tripartite agreement not be concluded, the 131st IOC Session will proceed with the election of the host city 2024 in accordance with the current election procedure.”
You can read the full press release here.
— IOC MEDIA (@iocmedia) 11 juli 2017
IOC president Thomas Bach said:
“This is why we think that today this is a great day therefore the Olympic games and for the Olympic Movement. It is a great day also for this wonderful cities.”
“This is really a win-win-win situation for everybody.”
About the timeframe of the agreement Thomas Bach said:
“I Have already appointed the Evaluation Commission for 2028 so that in fact from tomorrow on we can start discussing. But what we also have to respect are off course procedures to be followed in the two cities. So if you ask me I hope in August we could be there if everything is going well.”
Eric Garcetti (Mayor of Los Angeles) said:
“For Los Angeles it is a golden opportunity. One that we don’t take lightly.”
“I want to thank the people of my city. The Angelinos who have believed in the Olympics for over a century. For the first time in a generation we are going to bring you an Olympics home. For my daughter, for your children en grand children; They will experience what the magic of that experience is. They will see what it means to have the world in our backyard.”
Anne Hidalgo (Mayor of Paris) said: