French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that Paris, a target of devastating terrorism, would guarantee the security of athletes if it hosted the 2024 Olympics. "We can guarantee the security of the athletes, it is our major priority and a prior condition we must offer to athletes from all over the world, " said Hollande in a speech at a reception for visiting International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
Addressing an assembly of mayors Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande reaffirmed his commitment to Syrian refugees in the wake of last weekend's devastating terror attacks in Paris.
French President Francois Hollande treated IOC President Thomas Bach with a special gift: an Olympic flag from the 1924 Olympic games that were held in Paris. In addition to the … Click to Continue »
On Friday French President Francois Hollande headed a delegation aiming to promote France's 2024 Olympic bid, and said that the wave of recent terror attacks in France should not harm Paris' chances.
After meeting with French athletes and Paris bid leaders during a two-day visit in the French capital, IOC President Thomas Bach met with Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace on Sunday to discuss the Paris bid to host the 2024 Oly...