Paris turns into Olympic park as partial of pull to horde 2024 Games

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PARIS A diver plunged into a Seine while a mayor of Paris took to a stream in a kayak, as a French collateral remade itself on Friday into a hulk Olympic park as partial of a final pull to win a rights to horde a 2024 Games.

Paris and U.S. opposition Los Angeles are a usually dual cities behest to theatre a 2024 Olympics, and a French collateral is using a array of events over a weekend to foster a credentials.

Canoes and kayaks filled a Seine only outward Notre Dame cathedral, while a diver jumped into a stream from one of a city’s bridges.

“This is a good eventuality for us to give a taster of what a Games will be like here in 2024,” pronounced former Olympic bullion award canoeist Tony Estanguet, who is heading Paris’ bid to horde a event.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo also incited adult alongside Estanguet, with a dual of them holding to a Seine in a kayak, not distant from where sprinters pelted along a floating entertainment track.

Paris final hosted a Olympics in 1924, while Los Angeles has hold it twice – many recently in 1984.

In Jul 2005 in Singapore, London pipped an self-assured Paris, that had mislaid out to Beijing for a 2008 Games, to win a right to theatre a 2012 Summer Olympics, triggering tears in a French stay when a formula were announced.

(Reporting by Reuters Television; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Alison Williams)

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