France's Macron confirms backing for Paris Olympic bid

France's Macron confirms backing for Paris Olympic bid
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Published May 13th, 2017 - 19:45 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Macron backing Paris Olympic bid
Macron backing Paris Olympic bid

French president-elect Emmanuel Macron has confirmed his backing for the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics and will next week meet evaluating officials.

Macron, who takes office on Sunday, spoke to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach by telephone on Thursday to reiterate his support for the bid, Macron's campaign team En Marche! said in a statement on Friday.

An IOC inspection team will be in Paris from Sunday for three days to assess the city's bid after paying a similar visit to Los Angeles, the only other candidate to host the 2024 Games.

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