Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone with President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), German Thomas Bach, to confirm his “commitment to the candidacy” of Paris-2024, announced on Friday by the Paris olympic bid committee in a statement.
“The telephone conversation occurred two days before the arrival of the IOC Evaluation Commission in Paris and then Emmanuel Macron will be officially installed as the new President of France this Sunday, May 14th”, said the Paris-2024 olympic bid committee. The president-elect has confirmed “the commitment of France to the Paris 2024 olympics bid, recalling the links between France and the Olympic Movement”, said the bid committee.
“We had a very constructive discussion, which I really appreciated. During the interview, I confirmed that Paris had a strong bid, in line with the Olympic Agenda for 2020 “, said Thomas Bach, in a statement. He stressed the “great unity of the sports movement and all political authorities” behind the Paris-2024 project. Emmanuel Macron and Thomas Bach will meet “in the near future”, concluded the head of the Olympics world.
“The new president of the French Republic will meet next week the Evaluation Commission of the IOC responsible for coming to visit in the coming days, the sites chosen to host the Olympic games in the French bid for 2024”, for his part in the movement “En Marche!” Emmanuel Macron. The visit, crucial in the application process, will start on Sunday morning, the IOC delegation arrived in Paris on Saturday afternoon.
The date of the meeting with the members of the IOC has not yet been set, while Sunday night, Inauguration Day, a gala dinner is planned at the Petit Palais House – Future athletes of the Olympics 2024 if Parisian victory with the IOC delegation.