ROAD TO 2024: Petition for Paris Referendum Gains Over 5000 Signatures

February 27, 2017

Several online petitions have been launched in an effort to force a referendum on Paris’ bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A similar campaign in Hungary put paid to Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 Games, and several online petitions in France will attempt to force questions over the Paris bid. However, there is not thought to be the same level of public dissent towards the bid as there was in Budapest.

The Paris team has consistently claimed they enjoy ”excellent public support”, with the most-signed petition having attracted just over 5000 votes. In comparison, the decisive Budapest petition garnered over 266,000 signatures.

“Paris 2024’s bid is moving forward very well and we are totally focused on the remaining months of the campaign to win the 2024 Games,” said a Paris 2024 spokesperson.

“Our project was built from public consultations which reflects the excellent public support within Paris and across France, particularly among young people.

“We also have complete political unity behind the bid at every level of government.”

The largely investor-backed Los Angeles bid also claims excellent public support, with a reported 88% of the population behind the proposal.