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  • The logo of the Paris candidacy for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is pictured in Paris.

    The logo of the Paris candidacy for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is pictured in Paris. | Photo: Reuters

"For us it is quite simple. Our vision is the most sustainable Games ever," said bid co-president Tony Estanguet.

The Paris 2024 Olympics bid committee is proposing a strong eco-friendly plan that will slash carbon emissions by more than half compared to the last two Games in London and Rio.

Speaking to Reuters on Tuesday, three days before the third part of their bid book is submitted to the International Olympic Committee, bid co-president Tony Estanguet said Paris had placed sustainability at the top of its list of priorities.

The French capital is bidding for the Olympics along with Los Angeles and Budapest, with the IOC set to select the winning candidate in September.

Estanguet said that a Games held in France would produce an estimated 1.56 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, down 55 percent from the roughly 3.42 million tonnes created by the Rio 2016 and the London 2012 Games.

The use of existing venues and temporary structures has helped Estanguet believe that the bid's goal was realistic, with the construction of an aquatics center regarded as the only new major legacy project.

Public or shared transport would be used for 100 percent of spectators while 85 percent of athletes would be housed within 30 minutes of their competition venues.


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