Paris launches bid for 2024 Olympic Games

Paris: Paris has officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Paris 2024 promises a feasible and flexible Games concept,” French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) chief Denis Masseglia was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Paris failed in bids for the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, and joined Boston, Rome and Hamburg as candidates for the 2014 Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will announce the candidate cities that made it to the shortlist in 2016, before selecting the host city in the summer of 2017.