It is an important meeting for Paris 2024 which is being held this Thursday, September 29 at the Elysée.
For this Olympic and Paralympic Council to be held at the Elysée, the Head of State will be surrounded by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, Ministers of the Interior Gérald Darmanin, Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra and Transport Clément Beaune, but also the interministerial delegate (Dijop) Michel Cadot, the prefects Marc Guillaume and Laurent Nunez and the director general of the Olympic works delivery company (Solideo) Nicolas Ferrand.
The mayor of Marseille is also invited
The president of the organizing committee (Cojo) Tony Estanguet, the presidents of the national Olympic and Paralympic sports committees Brigitte Henriques (CNOSF) and Marie-Amélie Le Fur (CPSF) will also attend, as well as, for local authorities, Anne Hidalgo and Valérie Pécresse, the president of the departmental council of Seine-Saint-Denis Stéphane Troussel, the mayor of Saint-Denis Mathieu Hanotin and the president of the metropolis of Greater Paris (MGP) Patrick Ollier, specified the Elysée.
Benoît Payan, the mayor of Marseille where the sailing competitions will take place, was also invited.
At the end of July, Anne Hidalgo and Valérie Pécresse, former rivals of Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election, had deplored with the same voice not to have been invited to a meeting at the Elysée, stressing that "the communities are a essential link" of "the success of major international sporting events".
Inflation linked to the energy crisis will be one of the topics discussed at this new meeting, with a revision of around 150 million euros in the Solideo budget until the Olympics, said the Elysée.
This amount starts from “rather pessimistic projections” in order to “not have any bad surprises” for the next two years, specifies the same source.
The government will propose to the communities to finance two thirds of this increase linked to the inflation of the Solideo budget, indicates the presidency.
In total, the State now plans about 1.8 billion euros in public spending, wherever they come from, for the Olympic project, against about 1.5 billion at the start, a "controlled budget which the French will be able to be proud”.
As for the project of being able to bathe in the Seine, for the athletes during the Games and for the general public afterwards, "we are on schedule", assured the Elysée, which plans to organize trials from the summer of 2023. "Ile-de-France residents will be able to bathe in the Seine from 2024," said the Elysée.