Paris Set To Reveal 2024 Olympic Bid Next Week

"Le Coq Sportif", the official emblem of the French National Olympic Committee, CNOSF

“Le Coq Sportif”, the official emblem of the French National Olympic Committee, CNOSF

Hopeful organizers for a Paris 2024 Summer Olympic bid will reportedly meet Tuesday at French Olympic Committee headquarters where bid leaders Tony Estanguet, Bernard Lapasset and Etienne Thobois will lay out the details of a Paris bid as part of its official launch.

The bid announcement will coincide with Olympic Day June 23, the day the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in Paris in 1894.  Paris city council already approved the bid in April.

Other cities bidding for the 2024 Games include Rome, Boston and Hamburg.  Budapest is also expected to enter the race and possibly other cities as the September 15 nomination deadline approaches.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will elect the host city in 2017 at a session in Lima, Peru.

Paris last hosted the Olympics in 1924 but failed in bids for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games; the latter was lost by only four votes to London on the final ballot.