Paris shows off in race against Los Angeles for 2024 Games

Paris is competing against Los Angeles to host the games, and bid organizers have turned some of the city’s famous landmarks over to sports during a two-day Olympic festival. A handful of contributors stand to profit from an LA Olympics, including ticket seller and event promoter Live Nation and Universal City Studios-a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, which owns broadcast rights for the games through 2032.French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with spectators during a visit to an Olympic promotional venue in Paris on June 24, 2017.Olympics 2024: Divers were demonstrating their skills from boards installed on the Alexandre III bridge that spans the river Seine, kayakers were paddling on the river and trampoline demonstrations were underway at the Petit Palais art museum.In Los Angeles where the US flagship Olympic Day celebration is taking place to promote the LA 2024 bid, 500 young athletes are participating in eight Olympic and Paralympic sport clinics, including fencing, gymnastics, sitting volleyball, rugby, table tennis, team handball, track and field, and volleyball.With the Eiffel Tower in view, Paris residents and Mayor Anne Hidalgo took to the water in canoes and kayaks to showcase what the 2024 games in Paris could look like.”It makes me very proud to know that hundreds of thousands of people around the nation are following LA’s lead today in celebrating the power of the Olympic and Paralympic Games”. The show comes ahead of a crucial International Olympic Committee meeting in July that could decide to pick the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities both at once – in a final vote in September in Lima, Peru.Tsunekazu Takeda, the IOC’s Marketing Commission Chair, said: “Our strategic partnership with Intel is a clear demonstration of the enduring appeal of the Olympic Games and the trust the world’s leading companies have in the Olympic Movement”.