Paris will host the Summer Olympic Games in 2024 under the slogan "Made for Sharing" ("Venez a Partager"). The city, which had previously unsuccessful bids for the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Olympics, was approved as the 2024 destination by the International Olympic Committee in September 2017.
The IOC will select the host city for the 2024 games on July 31, 2018. Paris is one of five countries, along with Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, and Iraq, that made it through the first round of voting. The other four will be selected in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The 2024 Olympics will be the second time that Paris has hosted the event after staging its own version of the games in 1884. At that time, it was known as the French National Olympiade. France's participation in the Olympic movement was not an official part of its history until 1900 when Pierre de Gaulle became president of the IOC. He wanted to make France play an important role in international sports and used his position at the head of state to promote this goal.
During World War I, Paris was occupied by German troops who destroyed much of the city including most of its sporting facilities. After the war, France resumed its participation in the Olympic movement but did not send a team to the Games until 1920.
Paris in 2024 The 2024 Summer Olympics (French: Jeux olympiques d'été de 2024), officially known as the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIIIe Olympiade), and colloquially known as Paris 2024, are an upcoming international multi-sport event set to take place in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024. It will be the second time that Paris has hosted the games after 2008 when they were held in Beijing. If successful, it will also make France the most recent country to host the event twice after Canada did so in 1952 and 1960.
The city of Paris is bidding for the 2024 games. If chosen, the city will host some events with other cities; for example, a baseball game could be played at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris while another game would be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The IOC will make its decision on September 13th, 2013.
In November 2012, Paris was announced as the winner of the 2024 Olympic bid against Rome's capital city candidate. The vote was unanimous by the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The announcement was made at the opening ceremony of the 13th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. President François Hollande was present at the ceremony and he congratulated Paris on its victory. The Games will be the first ever Olympics held in Europe. They will be 85 years after the first modern Olympics were held in Berlin, Germany.
The Olympic Games Paris 2024 will take place between July 26th and August 11th, 2024. However, it is not yet confirmed who will win the bidding process for the games.
If you want to see how the Paris 2024 bid process has gone so far, here's a breakdown of the candidates and their positions:
Paris won the right to host the games with a record-breaking $5 billion bid that included a new subway line and other improvements to the city's public transportation system. The IOC awarded the games to France's capital city on September 13th, 2017.
However, since then Paris has been embroiled in controversy over security concerns for being too safe. In response, President Trump has said he may not support Paris' bid if they don't change their strategy.
Other cities that made bids include Los Angeles, Rome, Hamburg, Boston, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Moscow, and Istanbul. The voting members of the executive board are expected to make their decision at their meeting in Buenos Aires in November 2018. If Paris wins the vote, the official announcement will be made at the summer games in July 2019.