(ATR) Paris 2024 will choose between three locations as the site of the Olympic Village on November 5.
The locations of Saint-Denis, Le Bourget and Pantin were proposed by a bid public interest group according to reports in French media.
Saint-Denis, located directly north of Paris, is reportedly thought to be the front runner of the competition. However, Paris 2024 chief executive officer Etienne Thobois says "the three sites are and will remain candidates until November 5."
The proposed location for the media center could play a role in determining where the Olympic Village will land. The media center is widely expected to be set in an exhibition center in Le Bourget, according to French media reports.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said in September if the media center were located in Le Bourget there would be sites reserved in the area for both the Olympic Village and the media village. Le Bourget, unlike its rivals, has the capacity to hold two separate sites that would accommodate thousands of people during the Games.
Paris is in the running for the 2024 Olympics with Los Angeles, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg.
Rome 2024 presented their village plans to university students on Monday, a plan that focuses on civic redevelopment in the Tor Vergata region. Tor Vergata is one of Rome's three clusters of venues in their bid plan and would host competitions including basketball, volleyball and track cycling.
The village would be converted into housing for Tor Vergata University and a hospital extension after the Games.
The IOC will decide the host of the 2024 Games at the IOC Session in Lima, Peru in 2017.
Written by KevinNutley
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