(ATR) The IOC engaged Paris 2024 leaders for its first meeting since awarding the Games to the French capital last October.
The first IOC project review served as a chance for the IOC to hear developments of the Paris project to best prepare the agenda for the upcoming Coordination Commission meeting, according to a release.
The IOC Coordination Commission will meet in Paris for the first time on June 18-19.
Coordination Commission chair Pierre-Olivier Beckersand vice-chair Patrick Baumann visited Paris along with IOC Executive Director Christophe Dubi.
Paris 2024 presented to the IOC about forming its organizing committee, defining the "Games’ Vision," preparing its legacy strategy, and the ongoing development of the marketing plan agreement.
The new members of the organizing committee will be presented when the Coordination Commission comes to town, Paris 2024 said in its release. Also, the marketing plan is expected to be finalized by "next autumn," with the aim to sign on the first sponsors to the project by the end of the year.
Paris 2024 said that its legacy plan would be expected in January 2019, in a public announcement.
Beckers said in a statement that the IOC reviewed all "essential aspects" of the project at this stage to see which progress was made before the Coordination Commission visit.
"The Project Review showed us, once again, the quality of the teams of Paris 2024 and its partners," Beckers said.
"All of the objectives have been achieved and the action plans for the coming months are perfectly clear. We are already looking forward to the Coordination Commission visit in June, which will take place with the participation of all the Olympic Movement stakeholders."
Written by Aaron Bauer
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