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Paris and L.A. await Olympic decision

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Paris and L.A. await Olympic decision

<p>Los Angeles and Paris are expecting a final decision on their bids to host the 2024 Olympic Games.</p> <p>The American and French committees have gathered at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre in Lausanne, to present their cases. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Proud to represent Los Angeles and share our vision for the <a href="https://twitter.com/LA2024"><code>LA2024</a> Olympics with the International Olympic Committee. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FollowTheSun?src=hash">#FollowTheSun</a> <a href="https://t.co/mubE2Ri2UP">pic.twitter.com/mubE2Ri2UP</a></p>— Mayor Eric Garcetti (</code>MayorOfLA) <a href="https://twitter.com/MayorOfLA/status/884532061259800576">July 10, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Hamburg, Rome and Budapest were originally in contention, but have since withdrawn to leave just the French and Californian cities. </p> <p>French President Emmanuel Macron said the Paris bid was the strongest defender of Olympic values of openness, tolerance and respect for the environment, principles he said were being challenged by others.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Paris2024?src=hash">#Paris2024</a> : We are ready to celebrate sport, culture and olympic values. Ready to share! <a href="https://t.co/crk4JmAQIg">pic.twitter.com/crk4JmAQIg</a></p>— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) <a href="https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/884700902208282624">July 11, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Paris is widely regarded as favourite for the 2024 Games, with Los Angeles set to be awarded them four years later.</p> <p>The International Olympic Committee’s decision is likely to be approved in Lausanne in the coming days.</p>