Olympics-Serena Williams, Biles join LA's 2024 Games bid

The IOC arrived in Paris today to kick off their three day evaluation tour following a successful tour through rival bidding city Los Angeles this past week.

A team of Olympic evaluators wrapped up their visit to Los Angeles on Friday afternoon.

The Paris bid got a huge boost from Emmanuel Macron, who takes office as the new President of France on Sunday, for his support from the very beginning.

The thorny issue of Trump's impact is even more pronounced since the International Olympic Committee delegation reviewing the bids is expected to be greeted by France's President-elect Emmanuel Macron when they tour Paris next week.

Garcetti has said a "transport revolution" was underway in a city as well-known for its gridlock as the sun and surf.

The second day of the IOC Evaluation Commission's visit to the Californian metropolis saw iconic venues from across Los Angeles's sporting skyline take center stage.

The IOC will make its final decision September 13 in Lima, Peru.

According to Estanguet, Macron has confirmed a meeting with the IOC Evaluation Commission while they are in Paris.

"The whole of France is coming together to support Paris 2024 and is ready to welcome the world to our country for a unique celebration of sport, inclusion and friendship". If you can create winners instead of so many losers, that's good for the Olympic movement.

"No city has zero risk, but we do this (security) every day". "Either way, we will have fantastic Olympic Games", IOC evaluation commission chairman Patrick Baumann told The Associated Press.on Monday May 8, 2017.

Los Angeles have tabled a bid estimated at 5.3 billion dollars (4.8 billion euros).

Other possible venues for the 2024 Olympics include the Rose Bowl, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and the campuses of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Olympic spirit is incredibly strong in this city.

"They are two outstanding cities, each with its typical aspects", the Swiss said.

The first day of the visit was expected to be dedicated to a host of meetings, including to assess the likely heritage left by a Games in Paris.

French World Champion Judoka Teddy Riner, who will be attending a gala dinner with International Olympic Committee members and fellow athletes Sunday evening said that the aquatics facility is a badly needed legacy if the Games are held in Paris. "The legacy of 1984 lives on not only in the venues but also and more importantly in the people who were inspired by those Games".

International Olympic Committee members were in Los Angeles earlier this week to meet with the US bid leaders and inspect their planned venues.

Paris, which last staged the Olympics in 1924, failed in bids for the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Games.

"We don't think that is going to be an issue", he said.

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