Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Olympic Games
Home / Sports / Olympic Games

Climate-positive Olympic Games to be staged in Paris 2024, says IOC president Bach

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-07-10 10:06
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attends a meeting of IOC's executive board in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 10, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

PARIS -- IOC president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday in a meeting with French president Emmanuel Macron that the post-COVID-19 Paris Olympic Games in 2024 could be staged in a "climate positive" way.

Bach, accompanied by the head of the organizing committee for the Paris Games, Tony Estanguet, was received by Macron at the Palais de L'Elysee in Paris on Wednesday.

"Sustainability is one of the pillars of the reform programs of the IOC, which is also a carbon neutral organization," Bach said.

President Macron praised the power of the Olympic Games to unite the whole world, especially during and after the current health crisis.

The two men also discussed the project to adapt the Olympic Games to the post-coronavirus world by taking a simplified approach while respecting the planned budget and preserving the message and values conveyed by the Olympic Games.

French news agency AFP reported that the organizing committee will review the risk of extra expenditure for the Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of this year.

Most Popular


What's Hot
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349