Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Los Angeles counterpart Eric Garcetti are hopeful of making the Olympic Games more sustainable, with both cities preparing to stage the multi-sport event.
France's main trade unions and employer organisations have underlined their unity with Paris 2024 by signing a social charter today with organisers and the Games delivery body SOLIDEO.
Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris and head of the Paris 2024 delivery body SOLIDEO, has emphasised a sense of responsibility to organise a Games of "extraordinary value".
Paris 2024 organisers - due to welcome the International Olympic Committee's progress-checking Coordination Commission for the first time tomorrow - are keeping their fingers crossed over an imminent city council vote that will be vital to their venue planning.
It was a fitting coincidence that last Thursday's (June 14) signing of the Paris 2024 protocol - the proposed financial blueprint for the Games - took place in the Hôtel de Ville's lavish Salle des Arcades under a classically painted ceiling depicting the theme of architecture.
Paris 2024 officials confirmed here today that they have dropped their plans to build a permanent 15,000-capacity aquatics centre next to the Stade de France, as they signed a a protocol for the Games budget guaranteeing to maintain the Government contribution at its agreed limit of €1.5 billion (£1.3 billion/$1.7 billion).
Paris 2024 have partnered with a range of organisations based in the capital city as part of an agreement to stage the "most socially responsible Olympic and Paralympic Games".
Government report warns of potential €500 million overspend on Paris 2024 as Hidalgo takes up reins of delivery authority
The cost of hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris is at risk of running €500 million (£439 million/616 million) over budget and some sites may not be ready in time if plans are not revised, a French Government report warned today.
Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Paris 2024, has praised the preparations so far having concluded a two-day Project Review in the French capital.
Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, chair of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission for Paris 2024, has expressed his confidence in the overall preparations while visiting the French capital.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo claims to be confident that a quick decision will be made to finalise the location for an 8,000 capacity "Arena-2" venue to be constructed for when the city hosts the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
At one point in his tour of Paris last week, Andrew Parsons, recently elected President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), was photographed in front of a prop from Luc Besson’s classic 1996 science fiction film The Fifth Element, which is set in 23rd Century New York.
Paris 2024 is already set to offer a well-promoted and integrated Paralympic Games, according to the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) President, Andrew Parsons.
Mike Rowbottom: As Pyeongchang Olympic Torch Relay gets underway, Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 shine a light on what Olympic values can still mean
I like to think I have a special relationship with the Olympic Flame. I haven't. But I like to think I have.
Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles, has underlined the Olympic city's determination to uphold its values on social integration and climate change even if they are in conflict with the policy of the US Government.