Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Paris – OJ-2024: an “ambitious” plan for Paris, whose bathing in the Seine – L’Express

The elected presented this plan to the opening of the Council of Paris, in the presence of “ ten gold medals “, the two co-chairs the Paris bid for the Olympics, Bernard Lapasset and Tony Estanguet and former athlete Marie-Jose Perec and Guy Drut and boxer Brahim Asloum, excluding the councilor of Paris, Jean-Francois Lamour, a former Olympic fencing champion.

Paris wants to “ tell the IOC (International Olympic Committee) that the values ​​of Olympism transpire in each policy we drive ,” he told the mayor told reporters.

The plan is “ also a signal to the people. We want the membership to be stronger, everyone must see what the Games will accelerate positively in life “she added.

The preparation of the application must be “ historic opportunity ” to improve environmental protection, transportation, housing and utilities of the city, has said Ms. Hidalgo summarize the plan, which must also be a “ legacy ” of the Games to the city.

Ms Hidalgo has invited elected to the “ great 2024 swimming in the Seine ” including reduced bacteriological pollution must allow recreational swimming. Olympic swimming events are organized. Ms. Hidalgo renews with a promise of Jacques Chirac, who promised in 1988 when he was mayor of Paris we could bathe in the Seine in 1993. …

To develop public transport, a “ Olympic line ” – perhaps a light tram + + – will also be created on the right bank docks, with the aim of connecting the majority of the Olympic sites on an east-west .

– Risk “ Explosion ” budgets –

The city wants to “ make available to all Parisians sports equipment access free and within 5 minutes walking distance “from where they are, especially with equipment in social housing, childcare, for the disabled, etc.

schedules for classes equipped for top athletes will start in September 2016 in at least one school and one high school per district.

We must show the IOC “ support a population ,” added Mr Lapasset, noting the importance of “ build a legacy “.

We have to show that France is a big sports country ,” added Tony Estanguet while triple Olympic champion Marie-Jose Perec hailed a “ project for everyone . ” The Olympics “ will give impetus to all this youth “, welcomed Brahim Asloum.

No repeat the debate on the merits of the Games, the majority of elected officials assured him of their support.

Environmentalists opposed from the start, have called for a referendum and expressed reservations about the costs (10 million budget for the Paris bid). They discussed “ uncertainty nuisance .”

Danielle Simonnet (Left Party) regretted that the “ only beneficiaries will be multinational .”

The UDI-MoDem questioned the safety and the risk of “ explosion ‘budgets, as London or Tokyo and the PCF has asked for guarantees on working conditions.

In addition to Paris, three other cities are vying to host the Olympics-2024: Los Angeles, Rome and Budapest. The name of the selected city will be announced September 13, 2017, in Lima.


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