It is an uneventful IOC coordination commission that its president Pierre-Olivier Beckers and that of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games organizing committee Tony Estanguet wrapped up on Wednesday. Both men repeated the fundamentals they already had mentioned on Monday at the opening of the plenary session.
“We leave Paris with a very high level of confidence, said Pierre-Olivier Beckers on behalf of the International Olympic Committee. These Games are going to be the Games of a new era, Paris will be a turning point for the modern Games. Paris is where it should be, this organizing committee is increasingly becoming an operational committee. For the first time in history, we don’t have to worry about the constructions, they are on schedule. »
No savings plan under consideration
Tony Estanguet, for his part, welcomed the feedback from Pierre-Olivier Beckers and the IOC, believing that “we are entering an exciting phase for the Paris 2024 teams”. Asked about the report of the Court of Auditors which calls for the study of possible new budgetary optimizations, Tony Estanguet underlined the fact that “there is no point in this report from the Court of Auditors that worries Paris 2024 or its ecosystem”. No new savings plan is currently under consideration.
Following the intrusion of demonstrators at the COJO headquarters on Tuesday as part of the mobilization day against the pension reform, Estanguet recalled that, since the start of the candidacy, Paris 2024 has been working closely with the trade unions. He appeared serene while having the necessary perspective: “We are not fooled, did he declare, we also know that the Games will be targeted for purposes other than the Games”.