ROAD TO 2024: More than 50 World Mayors Announce Support for Paris

February 9, 2017

More than 50 Mayors from major worldwide cities have signed an agreement in support of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games being held in the French capital of Paris.

The 54 cities – 35 of them capital cities – offer a global support to a Paris bid that embraces Paris’ core commitment to welcome the world with openness and fairness. Paris has not hosted the Games for over a century, with six former host cities – Athens, Barcelona, Mexico City, Montreal, Munich and Sydney – handing their support to the French bid.

Paris 2024 Bid co-chairman, IOC Member and triple Olympic Champion, Tony Estanguet, said:

“This is an incredible and unique show of international support for Paris and our bid. At any Olympic and Paralympic Games it is an honour to host the world in your city, and this statement shows that the world does feel welcome in Paris.

“We are showing people from communities across the globe that the bid and Paris are ready to share our city with them and that Paris 2024 will be a spectacular celebration of sport and Olympism for the whole world.”

Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, added:

“I am honoured and delighted to see so many Mayors, from all over the world, support Paris in our bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is a very strong sign of friendship, demonstrating that the bid of Paris 2024 is shared by many citizens, in all countries.

“By supporting us, these cities will also share with us their experience, their expertise and their help to plan a wonderful Games in Paris, that improve the lives of citizens through sport, innovation and sustainable living.”