“A disinformation campaign”, the IOC denies the rumor of a cancellation of the Games

“A disinformation campaign”, the IOC denies the rumor of a cancellation of the Games
“A disinformation campaign”, the IOC denies the rumor of a cancellation of the Games

The article states that “the dissolution (of the National Assembly by Emmanuel Macron) poses a risk to the holding of the Olympic Games” and that Thomas Bach, the president of the IOC, “was stunned by the dissolution and then horrified by Emmanuel Macron’s statements predicting civil war in the event of a victory by his opponents. He has given himself until mid-July to confirm, cancel or postpone the Paris Games, with the collateral damage of calling into question the candidacy of the French Alps for the 2030 Winter Games.”

“Stop indecent fake news”

The IOC’s reaction was swift. A statement, published on Wednesday evening on X, denied the rumours: “This is clearly part of the ongoing disinformation campaign against France, the IOC, its President and the Olympic Games. This information has no factual basis. The IOC President and the entire Olympic Movement are looking forward to the excellent Olympic Games in Paris 2024, starting with the Opening Ceremony on 26 July.”

The Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, also denied the information. “Stop the indecent fake news […] “Our Games will 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 reacted on X.

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