Paris formally submits 2024 Olympic bid to IOC

PARIS (AP) Paris has formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Olympics in a letter to the International Olympic Committee, hoping to bring the games back to the French capital for the first time in 100 years.

Mayor Anne Hidalgo and French Olympic Committee president Denis Masseglia signed the letter that promises to ''build a project which is unforgettable, innovative, responsible and sustainable.''

Hamburg, Germany, and Rome filed their applications earlier this week, while Los Angeles, and Budapest, Hungary, are other declared bidders.

Paris hosted the Olympics in 1900 and 1924 and bid unsuccessfully for the 1992, 2008 and 2012 Games.

The IOC deadline for formal submission of bid entries is Tuesday. The host city will be selected in 2017.

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