one year from the event Paris is “ready”, says Anne Hidalgo

one year from the event Paris is “ready”, says Anne Hidalgo

2023-06-06 11:05:23

The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo alongside Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior and Overseas. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

The mayor of Paris has confirmed that Paris is “ready” to host the Olympic Games in 2024.

«We are readyfor the 2024 Olympic Games, said Tuesday the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo with a little more than a year of the planetary sporting event, while an official of the IOC had estimated Monday that the host city had “still a lot of work to do».

«Yes we are ready“, said on France Inter the elected socialist, for whom”one year from the games, in general, it’s stress» et «we say we’re not going to make it».

But in the case of Paris,we are on budget and we are on time“, she added.

The Chairman of the Paris Olympics Coordination Commission, Pierre-Olivier Beckers, felt during a visit by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the headquarters of the Organizing Committee for the Games that it was necessary to “keep looking for optimizations” in order to “maintain the budget».

417 days from the Olympics, “there is still a lot of work to do“, summed up Mr. Beckers for whom the Organizing Committee of the Games (Cojo) will have a “hard work to the endin terms of the budget.

The budget of the organizing committee, in particular due to inflation, was increased and set at 4.4 billion euros in December. This budget is based on ticketing revenue, sponsorship revenue and a contribution from the IOC.

According to a provisional report by the Court of Auditors on the Olympic Games revealed on Monday by the daily Le Monde, the latter indicated that “substantial uncertainties remain, particularly for domestic partnerships».

In particular, the signature of a first-class partnership with LVMH has been awaited for many months.

Asked about the cost of tickets, which aroused a wave of criticism, Ms. Hidalgo felt that it was necessary “accept an economic model» which allows to have «50% of tickets sold for less than 50 euros».

The PS mayor recalls that the opening ceremony will be an opportunity to offer “several hundred thousand free tickets».


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