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THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC)’S COORDINATION COMMISSION FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES PARIS 2024 MET TODAY (3 JUNE 2020) BY VIDEO-CONFERENCE WITH THE PARIS 2024 ORGANISING COMMITTEE AND ITS PARTNERS, INCLUDING REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CITY OF PARIS, THE MÉTROPOLE DU GRAND PARIS, DÉPARTEMENT DE LA SEINE-SAINT-DENIS, RÉGION ILE DE FRANCE AND THE FRENCH OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC COMMITTEES. 

The meeting was held virtually due to the current COVID-19 situation, with members of the Commission expressing their sympathies for the considerable challenges faced by the French population over the past few months. 

Since the candidature, the Paris 2024 Games preparations have been innovative and responsible. The presentations made by the Paris team to the Commission reaffirmed their commitment to this strategy as the first Organising Committee to fully implement the measures outlined in Olympic Agenda 2020 and its New Norm. They also acknowledged a shift in approach in recent months, given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This new approach is inspired by the recent letter from the IOC President, which was then echoed in the message from Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet to all Paris 2024 stakeholders, that called for creative and sustainable optimisations in the context of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Coordination Commission fully supported this vision and committed to working closely with the organisers to achieve this ambition.

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