Paris ‘more determined’ to host 2024 Olympics after terrorist attacks
One week after terrorist attacks in Paris killed more than 120 people, organizers for Paris’ 2024 Olympic bid are more determined than ever to host the Summer Games, according to the Associated Press.
“At the beginning we were really shocked, in mourning like any other citizen,” Tony Estanguet, co-president of the Paris bid, told the Associated Press. “To be honest, at the time you forget about your business and your work and for some days we were not concerned about the bid. We were focusing on the situation in the country.”
Last Friday, 129 people were killed in several coordinated terrorist attacks throughout Paris. France’s match with Germany at the Stade de France was targeted, as explosions took place outside the stadium.
Paris hosted the Summer Olympics in 1924 and lost out to London in bidding for the 2012 Games. The city also lost bids for the 1992 and 2008 Games.
The host city will be named in September 2017.
- Christopher Chavez