The Election of Emmanuel Macron is Good News for the Paris 2024 Bid

The election of the new President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, which took place on Sunday, May 7th, is good news for France’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Macron, an independent centrist, is expected to continue current President François Hollande’s fervent support of the Paris 2024 efforts.

Macron, who served as Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs from 2014 until August 2016, when he resigned to launch his presidential campaign, is business- and Europe-friendly. His election calms the fears that had been raised at the prospect of how a far-right “France first” presidency of opponent Marine Le Pen might have played out with the IOC.

In a press release, the Paris 2024 committee offered its congratulations to the new President with the following statement from Paris 2024 Bid Committee co-chairs Tony Estanguet and Bernard Lapasset:

“On behalf of the entire Paris 2024 Bid Committee we would like to congratulate Emmanuel Macron on becoming the newly elected President of France. We know that our new President will be a great supporter of the Paris 2024 bid and play a key role in helping us secure the nation’s ambition to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He understands the power of sport and how the Games can be a force for real change and help build inspiration and inclusion. The Paris 2024 team are looking forward to working with President Macron all the way to the IOC session in Lima, and beyond, to show the Olympic Family and the world why Paris would deliver the most incredible Games in 2024 full of passion and purpose.”

Paris and Los Angeles will both host an International Olympic Committee inspection panel in the coming week. Los Angeles receives the committee from Wednesday to Friday, while Paris takes its turn from Sunday to Tuesday of the following week. This could be the occasion for the IOC to meet with the newly-elected Macron.


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Joe Bagodonuts

Mark 8:36


He is hardly Napoleon . Basically we have run out of leaders .

Years of Plain Suck

It is difficult to compare Macron’s sports pedigree with the leader of the country of the other city competing for the 2024 Olympic bid: a near-scratch handicap (for many years) golfer, owner of golf courses around the world, scorer of a hole-in-one on national TV in 1994 (AT&T Pro-Am), former owner of a USFL football franchise (New Jersey Generals).


But who was the better drama pupil?

Years of Plain Suck

Interesting side note: the leaders of Europe’s four biggest economies (Germany, UK, France, Italy) have ZERO biological children among them. Trump has five. I guess when Trump visits Europe later in the month, there won’t be a lot of small talk with the other leaders about how the little ones are doing.


European leaders don’t need their children as advisors….


Germany just gave assylum to Turkish officers who fled re the coup attempt – NATO vs NATO .. Trump is going to Turkey Israel & Saudi Arabia first . After that lot I wonder what state he will be in . Erdogan Netanyahu & the Saudi freaks .Then the European nursery set .

I wish him well .

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