No Bid From France For 2020 Summer Games

The French National Olympic Committee met Tuesday to review Annecy’s failed bid for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and said “there will not be a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics”.

The committee released a statement saying, “the French committee will define the conditions for a future project by the end of 2011”.

The Associated Press reports that France is expected to consider a bid from Paris for the 2024 Summer Games, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Olympics in Paris.

The committee said in the statement, “a new Olympic bid must have the vision of the sports movement for the sport of the future. It must be worked out sufficiently in advance and be carried out in total harmony by the sport movement, the bid city, and the state”.

September 1 is the deadline for submission of the 2020 bids to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the IOC is to vote on the 2020 host city in 2013.