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Paris’ 2024 Olympics bid boosted by regiol backing

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Paris, May 8: Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics has been boosted as the regiol council of Ile de France passed a resolution to give its backing to the French capital.
The council of the region surrounding Paris voted 136-37 in favour of the project with four abstentions at an exceptiol meeting in the capital's seventh arrondissement. Ile de France president Jean-Paul Huchon said on Thursday that conditions were better than ever for Paris to bid for Olympics put together by the French sports movement to succeed, reports Xinhua.
Just under a month ago, the city hall of Paris council voted to support a bid of the City of Lights to go ahead. Paris' infrastructure budget for hosting the 2024 Games has been estimated at three billion euros with operatiol costs of 3.2 billion euros.
The city may need to build a new swimming pool, an Olympic village and a media centre as required in main constructions if bidding for the Games.
The French tiol Olympic Committee now has to formally declare the candidacy to the Intertiol Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne before September 15, competing against Boston, Rome and Hamburg, with the IOC to make the fil decision in 2017. IANS

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