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Sport and culture combine as Paris 2024 joins the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, May 24, 2017: Tonight Paris 2024 joined the glittering world of celebrity at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. A Paris 2024 delegation climbed the famed 24 steps of the Palais des Festivals, at the invitation of Pierre Lescure, President of the Cannes Film Festival and Thierry

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IOC Executive Board Meeting in Lausanne – Information for the media

Lausanne, May 19, 2017: IOC Executive Board meeting, The EB will receive and discuss two reports from the Working Group currently looking into the candidature procedure. The working group consists of the four IOC Vice-Presidents and has been tasked with exploring how to make the candidature procedure more proactive, more collaborative and

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Paris 2024 IOC Evaluation Commission Visit

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski from Paris, France, May 14, 2017: IOC Evaluation Commission Visit, Opening speeches of Paris 2024 Co-Chair, Tony Estanguet, Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Paris 2024 Co-Chair, Bernard Lapasset, French IOC Member Guy Drut, President of the CNOSF, Denis Masseglia given to the IOC Evaluation Commission at the start of

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An incredible visit to an incredible city

Los Angeles, May 12, 2017: The IOC Evaluation Commission completed its three-day visit to Los Angeles on Friday, May 12, early in the afternoon. Arriving at the beginning of the week under a gray sky, she left California with a smiling sun. It has to be believed that the weather has had

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President elect Emmanuel Macron speaks with IOC President Thomas Bach to express his full support for Paris 2024

By Tom Lloyd, Paris , May 12, 2017: Emmanuel Macron, the French President elect, spoke with IOC President Thomas Bach on Thursday, May 11 to express his absolute support for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid. President Emmanuel Macron, who was elected on Sunday May 7, confirmed his support for the

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Paris 2024 congratulates Emmanuel Macron on being elected President of France

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, France, May 7, 2017: The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee has offered its full congratulations to Emmanuel Macron, who was tonight elected President of France. Emmanuel Macron President of France: Paris 2024 Bid Committee co-Chairs Tony Estanguet and Bernard Lapasset said: “On behalf of the entire Paris 2024

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Paris 2024 launch online game that brings Games vision to life

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Paris, May 5, 2017: The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee has announced the release of a new online game – Paris 2024 Run – which allows users to go on a virtual tour of the unique Paris 2024 Games vision. The game, developed by French company Gameloft,

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Refugee Olympic Athlete Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Lausanne, APR 28, 2017: Yusra Mardini UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, The Syrian swimmer, who competed at the Olympic Games Rio 2016 as a member of the first-ever Refugee Olympic team, has become the youngest goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency, UNHCR. From surviving her ordeal of escaping Syria with her elder sister and

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IOC announces composition of its commissions – 38 per cent of members now women

Lausanne, Apr 25, 2017: Female Participation, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the composition of the IOC commissions for 2017, marked by an increase of 70 per cent in female participation since September 2013. The commissions also reflect a broader geographical representation and include a number of new faces from a

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Paris2024 reaches 1 billion global Twitter impressions in the first 100 days of 2017

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Apr 18, 2017: Global Twitter Impressions, The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid Committee hashtag #Paris2024 has achieved more than one billion impressions in 200 countries on Twitter since the turn of the year. The result is verified by a report completed by social media specialist Visibrain. Since January