Thomas Bach arrives in France on a working visit

15:20 - 11 Jun, 2019

IOC President Thomas Bach has arrived in the French capital where he met French President Emmanuel Macron, President of the National Olympic Committee of France Denis Massegli and the representatives of 2024 Organizing Committee.

President Bach noted that the success of the 2024 Olympic Games mostly depends on the National Olympic Committee of France and the French Olympic Sports Federations.

The head of the IOC also visited the office of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee and held talks with the president of the organization, Tony Estanguet.

Later Thomas Bach visited the Élysée Palace with Denis Masseglia, Tony Estanguet as well as IOC Members in France Guy Drut and Jean-Christophe Rolland where he was received by French President Emmanuel Macron. The parties discussed the role of sport in France and the progress of the preparation of the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The same day President Bach attended the opening ceremony of the Women's World Cup and watched the first match of the cup at the Parc des Princes.

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