Paris Mayor Has Reservations About Paris 2024 Olympic Bid

Anne Hidalgo, the newly elected Mayor of Paris, said Friday she didn’t promote a Paris 2024 bid during her election campaign.

Hidalgo was in New York and said during a news conference alongside New York Mayor Bill d Blasio, “Parisians expect me to provide housing, public services, justice, economic ease.

“I love sports, I love sports competitions, I know what it can bring to a society and a city in terms of dreams and energy.

“But today we are all under financial and budgetary restraints that do not make it possible for me to say I support such a candidacy”.

Hidalgo added that she would wait to see what athletes and working groups currently exploring a potential bid recommend. She said, “I will make my stance known once this work is completed”.