IOC begins Paris visit

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/5/14 23:08:40

The 11 members of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Evaluation Commission on Sunday began a three-day visit of Paris as they study the French capital's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.

Paris, which last hosted the Games in 1924, is competing against Los Angeles, with the IOC due to hold a vote in Lima, Peru on September 13 to decide on the winning bid.

The Evaluation Commission completed a three-day tour of Los Angeles on Friday.

The visit began on the day Emmanuel Macron, who has given his firm backing to the city's candidacy, was inaugurated as French president, succeeding Francois Hollande.

Macron intends to meet the Evaluation Commission during their visit, according to Paris 2024 co-chairman Tony Estanguet, a former Olympic canoeing champion.

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