French president-elect Macron fully supports Paris bid in talk with Bach

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-12 22:03:03|Editor: xuxin
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PARIS, May 12 (Xinhua) -- French president-elect Emmanuel Macron showed his absolute support for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid in a talk with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, Paris bid said in a communique on Friday.

In a phone talk with Bach on Thursday, Macron, who was elected as French president on May 7, expressed his full support to the French capital's bid. He also shared with Bach his attachment to the bid work, and stressed France's long-term commitment to the Olympic Movement.

"Emmanuel Macron has been a supporter of the Paris 2024 bid since the very beginning," said Tony Estanguet, Paris bid co-chairman and three-time Olympic champion, adding that the bid was delighted to see that Macron has already found time to speak to the IOC president to reaffirm his full support for Paris 2024 before his inauguration as new president of France.

Paris and Los Angeles of the United States are two remaining candidate cities for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. IOC members will vote for the host city at the General Assembly in Lima, Peru on Sept. 13.

The IOC Evaluation Commission delegation will arrive in Paris for the inspection on the bid work this weekend after spending three days in Los Angeles.

According to Estanguet, Macron has confirmed a meeting with the IOC Evaluation Commission while they are in Paris.

"The whole France is coming together to support Paris 2024 and is ready to welcome the world for a unique celebration of sport, inclusion and friendship," he said.