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Paris mayor won’t be rushed into 2024 bid

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Friday a decision on whether to bid for the 2024 summer Olympic Games, which President Francois Hollande supports, would not be made before January.

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France has not hosted the summer Olympics since 1924 and in a television appearance on Thursday, Hollande said he was in favour of bidding for the global sporting event, describing it as important for a “capital of culture”.

But Hidalgo, whose job it is to decide whether or not to go for the Olympics, told reporters that the conclusions of working groups studying the feasibility of a bid would be made in January.

“I will stick to this schedule and I invite everyone to respect it like I do,” she said.

Hidalgo is extremely reticent to put in a bid.

Earlier this year, she said: “We are in a financial and budgetary position today that does not allow me to say that I am making this bid.”

She reminded reporters on Friday that the French capital had already submitted failed bids for the Olympic Games — the latest was for the 2012 event which eventually went to London.

“Having dreams is good, realising them is even better,” she said.

Junior Sports Minister Thierry Braillard also waded into the debate, saying hosting the 2024 Olympics would not entail massive investments.

“We are lucky to have infrastructure that means that if we decided to bid, there would be no need for much investment where infrastructure is concerned as it already exists,” he said.

“The only investment would be on the Olympic village, which could become social housing or housing for students, and on transport infrastructure.”

Prime Minister Manuel Valls, meanwhile, has spoken out in favour of Paris bidding for the 2025 World Expo — which Hollande also said he supported — leading many to think it was unlikely the city would also throw its hat in the ring for the Olympics.

The last time France held an Olympic event was in 1992 when Albertville hosted the Winter Games.

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