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Games of the XXXIII Olympiad: 2024

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Overview

In September of 2015, five finalists were named as contenders to host the games, and the winner will be announced on Sept. 13, 2017.

Five candidates cities were announced by the IOC on 16 September 2015: Budapest (bid withdrawn on 22 February 2017), Hamburg (bid withdrawn on 29 November 2015), Los Angeles, Paris and Rome (bid withdrawn on 21 September 2016). As of today, only Los Angeles and Paris have maintained their bid, while Budapest (22 February 2017), Hamburg (29 November 2015) and Rome (21 September 2016) withdrew it.
Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017


Candidate cities

Paris

[Candidate city flag] image by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017

The city of Paris officially put forward on 23 June 2015 (Olympic Day) a bid to host the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (Summer Olympic Games 2024) The proposal was formerly approved on 13 April 2015 by the Paris [Municipal] Council. The nomination letter confirming the bid was sent to the IOC on 12 September 2015.
Source: http://franceolympique.com/art/5182-candidature_paris_2024.html - Official announcement, 23 June 2015

The Paris Committee was established on 18 December 2015 as the GIP (Groupement d'intêret public) Paris 2024, composed of:
- the comité national olympique et sportif français (CNOSF - the French Olympic Committee) - 45% of the rights;
- the comité paralympique et sportif français (CPSF - the French Paralympic Committee - 10% of the rights;
- the Municipality of Paris - 15% of the rights;
- Region Île-de-France - 15% of the rights;
- the State - 15% of the rights.
The constituent convention of the GIP Paris 2024 was approved by a Ministerial Order signed on 11 December 2015 and published on 13 December 2015 in the French official gazette, No. 289, p. 23,041.
Source: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/arrete/2015/12/11/VJSV1530944A/jo - Ministerial Order

Official sources:
https://www.paris.fr/services-et-infos-pratiques  - Paris municipal website
http://www.paris2024.org - GIP Paris 2024 website
https://www.olympic.org/current-candidature-process-2024 - IOC website, Candidature Process 2024

The Paris 2024 bid flag is white with the bid's logo in the center.
Photo: http://www.la-croix.com/Sport/Jeux-sont-peut-etre-faits-Paris-2024-2017-06-01-1200851832.
The flag is also used with small blue, or red, rectangles along the upper left and lower right corners.
Photo (blue triangles): http://www.la-croix.com/Sport/Paris-semble-rapprocher-Jeux-Olympiques-2024-2017-06-10-1200853982
Personal observation in Paris, June 2017 (red triangles)

[Candidate city flag] [Candidate city flag] images by Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017

On 23 and 24 June 2017, Paris celebrated Olympism by transforming Paris into an "ephemeral Olympic park". Among the events, a fleet of canoes and kayaks; led by Tony Estanguet (b. 1978; gold medalist in canoe slalom in the 2000, 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games; elected IOC Member in 2012; co-chairman of the Paris Committee and Anne Hidalgo (b. 1959; Mayor of Paris [PS] since 2014), sailed on river Seine. Several boats flew a vertical version of the (plain white) flag

Photos:
http://www.paris.fr/actualites/revivez-en-images-l-inauguration-des-journees-olympiques-4954
https://api-site-cdn.paris.fr/images/93235?w=Large
https://api-site-cdn.paris.fr/images/93238?w=Large

The logo was unveiled on 9 February 2016, being simultaneously screened in Paris onto the iconic Arc de Triomphe and in Marseilles onto the no less iconic Town Hall. The logo is made of a stylized, polychromous representation of the Eiffel Tower, shaped like number "24'. Beneath the tower appears the required writing, in black letters:
PARIS
Ville candidate
Jeux Olympiques de 2024.
The Olympic rings are placed at the bottom of the logo, beneath the lettering.
http://www.paris.fr/actualites/logo-paris2024-ce-soir-l-arc-de-triomphe-aux-couleurs-des-jo-3346 - Paris municipal website

Selected by the Paris Committee among several proposals, the logo was designed by Dragon Rouge, "a global agency of design and innovation". Founded in 1984 in Paris by Patrick Veyssière and Pierre Cazaux, Dragon Rouge has now offices in Paris, London, Warsaw, Hamburg, New York, São Paulo, Shanghai and Singapore.

The logo, "reflecting the image of the games Paris dreams of giving the world", described as follows:
We have created a logo with a strikingly simple, modern design that reflects the image of the games Paris dreams of giving the world.
- A powerful logo that emphasizes the event’s human dimension and can be easily reproduced by anybody.
- A logo recalling the outline of the Eiffel Tower, the symbol of French know-how that has become the icon of the city and the entire
nation.
- A logo that can also be read in figures: 24 for Paris 2024 and for the 100th anniversary of the last Olympic Games held in Paris (1924).
- A logo that brings people together, expressing the colours of the world, of the Olympic movement and of France.

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, commented the logo as follows:
"This logo illustrates not just the beauty and elegance of Paris, but also its modernity and ability to constantly reinvent itself. It reflects the values of a cosmopolitan, innovative city and country on the move, which shine by their openness and humanity."
http://www.dragonrouge.com/fr/work/paris-2024 - Dragon Rouge corporate website
Ivan Sache, 25 June 2017

[Candidate city flag] image by Ivan Sache, 28 June 2017