Nice, Marseille, to host Olympic events

While Paris was been chosen to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games as its rival candidate Los Angeles agreed to take on the 2028 Games, the capital will need to enlist cities such as Nice, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lyon, and others to host many of the events.

It is understandable that sailing events could not be hosted in Paris itself, and Roucas Blanc has been selected as the maritime base. Marseille and Nice will be the venues for football. Marseille will host part of the Olympic and Paralympic events. The Allianz Riviera stadium can host 35,000 spectators, while Marseille can accommodate almost twice as many.

The local venues will have to bear the costs of hosting the Olympic events, a figure expected to fall between €20-€25 million.

The Paris 2024 Olympics eco-friendly bid plans “to slash carbon emissions by more than half compared to the last two Games in London and Rio”.


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