Paris 2024 – Beach Volleyball in front of the Eiffel Tower
The city of Paris is currently bidding for hosting the 2024 Olympic Summer Games. The concept foresees many venues in the heart of Paris including a beach volleyball venue at Champ de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
Paris is trying to join London as the only cities to host the Olympics three times. Paris hosted the Olympics in 1900 and 1924 but failed with bids for the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Olympic Games. The only competitor left in the race for 2024 is Los Angeles. Both cities are very different from each other but both are convincing with excellent concepts. Therefore the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is considering awarding the Games for 2024 and 2028 at the same time to create a “Win-Win” situation for Paris and Los Angeles.
Like his predecessor Francois Hollande, the new French president Emmanuel Macron is committed to the project and personally supporting the Paris bid. In a recent phone call with IOC President Thomas Bach (Germany) he confirmed his and the city’s longstanding commitment to the Olympic idea. Providing his agenda allows it, he will also travel to Lima (Peru) where the final decision on the host city will be made on September 13, 2017.