OLYMPIC SIGHTS: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo reacted happily to news that Los Angeles had struck a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the Olympics in 2028, clearing the way for Paris to fill the 2024 slot.
“Happy that my friend @MayorOfLA is making a new and important step towards an agreement that will lead to three winners: Paris, Los Angeles and the IOC,” said Hidalgo on Twitter. “Discussions between our two cities and the IOC will continue throughout the month of August to reach a three-way agreement.”
The Paris mayor stopped short of claiming victory, a position echoed by French President Emmanuel Macron, who recently attended a series of sports events organized along the Seine river as part of the city’s bid.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and the co-president of the Paris bid for the 2024 Olympics Tony Estanguet sail on the Seine river in Paris
Olympic Days event, Paris, France – 23 Jun 2017
“French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes this very important step towards obtaining the games for France in 2024 and remains very committed to making our country’s bid win with all the French people, the athletes, and all partners involved,” the presidency said in a statement.
The leaders are eager