Paris council clears way for 2024 Olympic bid

AP , Monday 13 Apr 2015

Paris has moved a step closer to bidding for the 2024 Olympics after the city council adopted a resolution in favor of hosting the games.

All potential political obstacles to the bid have now been cleared, with the project enjoying strong support from French President Francois Hollande, Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the Paris region.

The resolution approved Monday stipulates that the city will join the national Olympic committee, the state and the region in an association aimed at finalizing the bid project. It says the bid should be led by athletes.

Paris last hosted the Olympics in 1924 and mounted unsuccessful bids for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Games. Paris has until Sept. 15 to join Boston, Rome and Hamburg, Germany, which are the declared 2024 candidates so far.

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