After the comments of elected Marseille officials, worried that the inscription “Paris 2024” could appear on the Stade Vélodrome, the mayor of the capital reacted. Anne Hidalgo said she would have “loved to write Marseille 2024” at the Parc des Princes, if Marseille were the host city.
If the Olympics had been obtained by the city of Marseille, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo (PS), “would have loved to write Marseille 2024” at the Parc des Princes, she said on Monday in reaction to the concern of elected Marseille officials concerning a possible registration “Paris 2024” at the Stade Vélodrome.
“If Paris had not been the host city of the Games, if instead of meeting there around Paris, if it had been Marseille 2024, well I would have loved to write Marseille 2024 in the heart of the Parc des Princes”, launched the PS mayor of Paris, questioned on Monday on the sidelines of a press conference dedicated to the places of “celebrations” of the Olympic Games.
“There was never any question of putting a naming ‘Paris 2024’ on all sites”
At the beginning of July, elected officials from Marseille were worried that the Stade Vélodrome could be adorned with the inscription “Paris 2024”.
The Paris Olympics Organizing Committee had explained that it “will be (it) quite possible not to put ‘Paris2024’ on the exterior cap of the Vélodrome while putting the stadium in the colors of the look of the Games”. Tony Estanguet repeated it on Monday: “There was never any question of putting a ‘Paris 2024’ naming on all the sites.” “There is a misunderstanding about the Vélodrome, we are not going to change the naming of this stadium,” he added.