Four years before the Olympic Games, is Paris preparing a discount edition?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – Struck by the economic crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Paris 2024 organizing committee wants to reduce the overall cost of the event. Until what point?

“Faced with an uncertain scenario, we want to find room for maneuver, around 10% of the budget,” said Tony Estanguet.
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Faced with an uncertain scenario, we want to find room for maneuver, around 10% of the budget», Considers Tony Estanguet.
AFP / THOMAS SAMSON

THE QUESTION. On July 26, 2024, the XXXIII Summer Olympic Games will open in Paris. One hundred years after the previous edition in the City of Light. And only three years after those in Tokyo since, for the first time in history, an edition has been postponed for one year due to the health crisis linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. An edition “2020Which also remains in suspense, caught between a coronavirus still very active on a global level and a Tokyo population which seems more and more resistant to the organization of such an event in an uncertain context. What is acquired, however, is the cost of such a postponement, estimated by many specialists around 5 billion euros. This is in addition to the 11 billion already invested by the Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee (IOC). A considerable investment, especially with the looming economic crisis, the scale of which – colossal – remains however still delicate to

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