LOS ANGELES: Donald Trump may have given his unequivocal support to Los Angeles's bid for the 2024 Olympics but the tumultuous first few weeks of his presidency have dealt a blow to the city's hopes of staging the games, analysts say. Los Angeles and Paris are regarded as front-runners ahead of Budapest in the race for the Games, which will end at an International Olympic Committee meeting in Lima in September to choose the winner. Domestic politics could give an unwanted kick to all three. Trump has repeatedly…
PARIS: Should Paris be selected to host the 2024 Olympics, France is well equipped to stage a safe Games because of the security measures that are in place after the recent terror attacks, president Francois Hollande said on Sunday. Los Angeles and Budapest are the only other candidates left in the running to host the 2024 Games after Virginia Raggi pulled the plug on Rome's bid shortly after being elected mayor of the Italian capital. Boston and Hamburg had already abandoned their bids. "We want to remind you, and you know…
PARIS: Paris will commit 145 million euros ($162 mn) for the renovation of stadiums and other infrastructure to ensure it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics, city officials said on Monday.
PARIS: The militant attacks that have convulsed France in the past 18 months should not weaken France's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, President Francois Hollande said.