Paris enters race for 2024 Olympics

Paris entered the race for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, proclaiming the bid on Olympic Day in what promises to be a tightly fought contest. Paris, which failed in bids for the Olympics in 2008 and 2012, joined the US city of Boston, Rome and Germany’s Hamburg as candidates for the Games in 2024, 100 years on from the last time the Olympics were staged in the French capital. Bernard Lapasset, current president of World Rugby and future head of the bidding committee, announced: “Paris is delighted to officially confirm its bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games –- an important first milestone as our Host City campaign journey commences.

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