New and innovative report tells a tale of two great Olympic cities, Los Angeles and Paris
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today released the report by the Evaluation Commission on Los Angeles (USA) and Paris (France)*, Candidate Cities for the Olympic Games 2024.
The Candidate Cities for the Olympic Games 2024 are the first to receive the full benefits of the significant changes that have resulted from Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC’s strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
“Members of the Evaluation Commission have used the terms ‘forward-looking’, ‘innovative’, ‘vibrant’, and ‘cool’ to describe the Los Angeles candidature, and ‘historical’, ‘cultural’, ‘iconic’ and ‘amazing backdrops’ for that of Paris,” says the Chair of the 2024 Evaluation Commission and IOC Member Patrick Baumann in the report. “However, whatever the description, it truly is a tale of two great Olympic cities. The two projects are different in nature, but each city presents a proposal which is genuinely authentic and reflects the best of what each has to offer,” he adds.
In line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, both Los Angeles and Paris are planning to use a record number of existing and temporary venues, a first in Olympic history. Such proposals will lead to significant cost-reductions in organising the Olympic Games and make them more sustainable.
By providing a full assessment of the two projects, the report reflects the dynamism of two world-class cities and gives credit to the work undertaken by both cities, while underlining the close collaboration with the IOC during the whole evaluation process.
The report takes on a very new and dynamic format and is presented in three parts:
- A 15-minute video describes the value proposition of the two candidatures and highlights key features of each proposal.
- An assessment of essential elements for planning and delivering successful Games, grouped within four broad categories: Games Concept, Games Experience, Sustainability and Legacy and Games Delivery. In keeping with Olympic Agenda 2020, this assessment identifies opportunities and challenges in each city.
- A number of technical documents, including photographs of and key information on proposed competition and non-competition venues in each Candidate City, demonstrating the depth of analysis and due diligence carried out.
The report concludes the work of the 2024 Evaluation Commission, which visited the two Candidate Cities in May**, following working visits, conducted by IOC technical experts, which focused on venue infrastructure, transport, sustainability and finance.
It will be the key reference document for IOC Members in the lead-up to the 2024 Candidate City Briefing on 11 and 12 July in Lausanne and the final vote that will take place during the IOC Session on 13 September in Lima (Peru).
“Los Angeles is one of the most entertaining sports and leisure destinations on the planet; Paris has a history second to none. On any given day, people around the globe enjoy Hollywood offerings of great storytelling and showcasing technology, while at the same time they dream of visiting Paris, one of the world’s most dazzling tourist destinations,” concludes Baumann. “With the support, enthusiasm and passion of their citizens and athletes, Los Angeles and Paris have presented the best of their cities. And their best is as good as it can possibly get for the Olympic Games.”
*Cities are listed in the order of drawing of lots
** Los Angeles (10-12 May) and Paris (14-16 May)
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