Renaud Muselier, president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, said on Monday that he hoped to "fold the game right away" when he presented France's bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics to the IOC on Tuesday.
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We have a good grasp of the subject, we have a good grasp of the file. We have some very strong opponents in front of us but we will try to fold the match straight away. It would be a huge added value for our region," he said on the sidelines of the signing of a partnership between the PACA region and Olympique de Marseille.
We've already put in a good performance. When I announced two years ago that we were going to hold the Winter Olympics in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, the snickers were behind the smiles.
France, which competes with Switzerland and Sweden, is due to present Tuesday at a hearing before the IOC its project for the 2030 Olympics, spread over two regions, PACA and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, from Nice to Grand-Bornand.
We've already put in a good performance. When I announced two years ago that we were going to hold the Winter Olympics in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, the snickers were behind the smiles. Today, we're in the world championship category, whereas we were neighborhood players," continued Renaud Muselier.
"Pretty fucked up"
We have snow, know-how, champions, the support of elected officials, a vision of developing our Alps around snow and chalets, which is the opposite of what was done in Beijing or Sochi," he also explained.
We have a very good record, we have a legacy to leave behind, we don't have any new constructions, we committed ourselves before others to the fight against global warming, we have refocused our sites to have only four poles. It's pretty fucked up," said the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
We're going there with modesty, we've worked, we've prepared and we're going to try to get a positive response," he concluded.
France, which is hosting next year's Summer Olympics in Paris, will have a first response on this candidacy for the Winter Games at the next meeting of the IOC Executive Board, scheduled in Paris from 28 November to 1 December, which will decide with which candidates it will enter the dialogue phase.