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  • Media Watch: A New Direction for Olympic Bids


    07/13/17

    (ATR) Los Angeles and Paris are assured of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games – if they can reach a mutual agreement as to which one takes 2024 and which has 2028.

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, IOC President Thomas Bach and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo celebrate the IOC decision. (ATR)
    That’s the upshot of the Extraordinary IOC Session held Tuesday in Lausanne. By unanimous vote, IOC members confirmed a proposal to award 2024 and 2028 Summer Games at the same time during the IOC Session scheduled for September in Lima, Peru. Paris and Los Angeles are the only two bidders and the IOC wants both to host the Games.

    Jere Longman, now the most senior of New York Times staff covering the Olympic and world sport scene, lays out the situation that led the IOC to accept both U.S. and French Olympic bids.

    What will happen next with the negotiations between the IOC, Paris and Los Angeles is analyzed by Alain Mercier in Francs Jeux.

    French President Emmanuel Macron appears to have out maneuvered U.S. President Donald Trump in the politics needed to win the 2024 Olympics says the Washington Post.

    Part of the politics facing a U.S. Olympic bid involve the immigration policies of the Trump administration reports mic.com.

    The French edition of the Huffington Post interviews Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. She explains why Emmanuel Macron is best for the Paris bid.

    France’s senior IOC member Guy Drut talks to Le Figaro about the Paris campaign.

    Olympic boxer Sarah Ourahmoune speaks to L’Equipe about her work on behalf of the Paris 2024 bid.

    A medal to be shared from Paris 2024.
    A medal to be shared from a Paris Olympics was displayed this week by Paris 2024 at the briefing for IOC members in Lausanne, reports L’Equipe.

    The possibility that the 2028 Olympics will be a lock for either Paris or Los Angeles means that Australian plans to bid for a Summer Games may need adjusting reports the Brisbane Courier Mail.

    Salt Lake City wants to host another Winter Olympics after the success of 2002. ATR Editor Ed Hula talks to Lisa Riley Roche of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City about the implications of a Los Angeles Summer Olympics.

    Written by Ed Hula.

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