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2024 Games: Thomas Bach and Francois Hollande discuss Paris bid

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2024 Games: Thomas Bach and Francois Hollande discuss Paris bid

<p>International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach met with French President Francois Hollande on Sunday to discuss Paris’ bid for the 2024 Games.</p> <p>The French capital, which failed in bids for the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Games, is competing against Budapest and Los Angeles.</p> <p>Despite the security threats in France, Francois Hollande repeated that Paris has the experience needed to organise and protect major events.</p> <p>French President Francois Hollande: “France is able to host big events – recently with Euro 2016 but also with some 40 world and European championships across all sports these past years. We have the know-how and the technology to host big events while ensuring safety.”</p> <p>Next week, Bach will meet Italian officials, who still hope the Rome bid can be revived despite opposition from the city council.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">IOC</span> will choose the host in September 2017.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Photo de famille à l'<a href="https://twitter.com/Elysee"><code>Elysee</a> à l&#39;occasion de la visite de Thomas Bach. La France est unie pour un projet commun <a href="https://twitter.com/Paris2024"></code>Paris2024</a> <a href="https://t.co/2TBbcv5gSf">pic.twitter.com/2TBbcv5gSf</a></p>— France Olympique (@FranceOlympique) <a href="https://twitter.com/FranceOlympique/status/782564838983733248">2 octobre 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>