French President, Mayors, Olympians Rally for 2024 Olympic Bids

(ATR) Delegations from Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Olympics arrive in Lausanne for crucial IOC meetings.

(ATR) Delegations from the bids from Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics are arriving in Lausanne for crucial meetings with the IOC.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrives midday Monday to complete the 13-member team from Paris that includes eight Olympians and Paralympians as well as Mayor Anne Hidalgo and other sports figures.

Paris and Los Angeles will present their plans for the 2024 Games to the IOC during a 90-minute technical briefing July 11.. Los Angeles will go first when the briefing begins at 0900 CET at the Swiss Tech Center Conference Center on the outskirts of Lausanne.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is the top political figure for the U.S. delegation, indeed the only one. The rest of the 11 members in the U.S. group includes six Olympic and Paralympic athletes and U.S. sport leaders.

The Los Angeles lineup:

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Chairman Casey Wasserman

CEO Gene Sykes

Olympian Allyson Felix

Olympian Michael Johnson

Olympian and vice chair Janet Evans

Paralympian Candace Cable

USOC President Larry Probst

IOC member and Olympian Anita DeFrantz

IOC member and Olympian Angela Ruggiero

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun

The Paris lineup:

President of France, Emmanuel Macron

Co-Chair, I‎OC Member and Olympian Tony Estanguet

Co-Chair, Bernard Lapasset

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo

IOC Member and Olympian Guy Drut

French National Olympic Committee President, Denis Masseglia

French Paralympic Committee President Emmanuelle Assman

Île-de-France President Valérie Pécresse

French Minister for Sport Laura Flessel

CEO and Olympian, Etienne Thobois

Olympian Sarah Ourahmoune

Paralympian Michael Jeremiasz

Olympian Emmeline Ndongue

Both delegations will be officially welcomed during separate receptions on Monday afternoon at the Olympic Museum.

Reported by Ed Hula.