IOC denies wild rumour about Paris Games being cancelled due to context in France

IOC denies wild rumour about Paris Games being cancelled due to context in France
IOC denies wild rumour about Paris Games being cancelled due to context in France

After the shock of the dissolution, the cataclysm of the Olympic Games? In an editorial in Le Point to be published this Thursday, the magazine threatened a postponement or even a pure and simple cancellation of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. The reason? The recent statements by the President of the Republic, evoking the threat of a “civil war” depending on the results of the second round of the early legislative elections.

According to the same article, this statement by the head of state “appalled” Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC, who gave himself until mid-July to make a decision and act on a possible cancellation. Such an announcement would have been unprecedented, but the catastrophe that had been feared for a while did not happen. The IOC formally denied the rumors in a press release.

“This is obviously part of the ongoing disinformation campaign against France, the IOC and its President, as well as the Olympic Games,” he wrote. “It has no factual basis. The IOC President and the entire Olympic Movement look forward to an excellent Olympic Games Paris 2024, starting with the Opening Ceremony on July 26.”

The Minister of Sports and the Paris Olympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, was quick to denounce “indecent fake news” on the social network X. “Our Games will indeed be held in Paris, on the scheduled dates. We have been preparing for them for years; they will bring happiness to the whole world and pride to our country,” she reassured.

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