Macron's presence key to successful Paris bid for 2024 Games: mayor

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"Members of the Evaluation Commission have used the terms "forward-looking", "innovative", "vibrant" and "cool" to describe the Los Angeles candidature, and "historical", "cultural", "iconic" and "amazing backdrops" for that of Paris", said Patrick Baumann, IOC member and chair of the 2024 Evaluation Commission.

"In a nutshell, the candidature process which worked so well in the past has become too expensive and too onerous for this new political reality", International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach said. It's unclear which city Paris or Los Angeles will host 2024 or the 2028 Summer Olympics.

IOC Vice President John Coates told NBC, which agreed to pay $7.75 billion for the exclusive broadcast rights from 2022 through 2032: "One of them would put their hand up for 2028 and that same city would vacate 2024".

At separate news conferences, the mayors said they could work toward a deal.

"The IOC has made significant steps towards implementing Agenda 2020 reforms and has been a great partner in our initial explorations regarding a potential Calgary 2026 Bid", COC chief executive officer Chris Overholt said in a statement.

Garcetti and Hidalgo have long touted their good relations on other issues such as climate change.

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Even the rain that began falling as the Paris delegation arrived at the museum allowed Macron to shine.

Paris and LA said they were firmly after 2024 but it appears that Paris could get that event to have the Olympics return after 100 years; and LA settle for 2028 under certain conditions.

Seven people have taken the word to the French capital, which Emmanuel Macron, the triple olympic champion of canoe-kayak and is co-chair of the bid committee Tony Estanguet, the boxer Sarah Ourahmoune, vice-olympic champion in Rio, or the Nobel peace prize 2006, Muhammad Yunus. NY and Chicago both lost heavily for 2012 and 2016, respectively. "Calgary are looking at it again, so perhaps we are moving out of the phase that the IOC had where, particularly in Europe, politicians seemed to be very loath to take on the major multisport Olympic events on the basis of their inability to control costs".

Any other cities applying for 2028 can instead concentrate on 2032.

Minutes after Macron spoke, U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: "Working hard to get the Olympics for the United States (L.A.)".

L.A.'s previous hosting duties, in 1932 and 1984, were also "games-changers" for the Olympics, Garcetti said.

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