Sports | Macron brings state closer to the Paris Olympics

The Olympic Council, convened by Paris-Emmanuel Macron on Monday, allowed the president to return the state to the center of preparation for the Olympics-2024, seeking maximum involvement from his minister and assisting the organizers. Signs of desire to want as closely as possible ..

On Monday, nearly 12 ministers spent more than two hours in Elysee verbally at the Olympic Games. From Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne to Minister of Economy Bruno Le Mer, Minister of Interior Gerald Darmanin, National Education of Pap Ndiaye, and even Sports Ameri Udea Castella, all announced the agenda for the Olympics.

Macron’s description of this “site meeting” seems to have two purposes: to review all files related to the Olympics and to sign mobilization at all levels of the state.

-Dialogue with the IOC-

Therefore, without exception, all subjects were scrutinized. From security to “safe” interior ministers, questions about the logistical challenges these Olympics represent (housing, transportation, catering, etc.), employment, and budget.

In this regard, there has been considerable concern in recent months, especially due to inflation caused by the conflict in Ukraine, so the country has “dialogued” with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on how to save money. Showed by Elysee.

IOC Chairman Thomas Bach in Paris also met with Emmanuel Macron on Monday to discuss the issue.

“This is evidence that the Olympic Organizing Committee (OCOG) budget is growing somewhat at this point,” deciphers a source close to the mystery of the Olympics.

The debate between the IOC and the OCOG (the 4 billion budget is almost entirely funded by private income) had already begun a few weeks ago in an attempt to separate the path for savings. Organizers whose budgets are guaranteed by the state have to withstand the inflation shock and are reviewing their budgets this year.

“The game has to fund the game. In this sense, there is a very close dialogue,” especially Elysee assured.

According to the Elysee Palace, the budget of Solideo, the company responsible for providing Olympic works, is “generally maintained,” despite inflation forecasting an increase in budget from € 4 billion to € 4.3 billion in 2024. Should be done. “The ideas advocated by some Olympic taxes are completely unfounded and exaggerated,” Evidence recalled, reminding us that “1.7 to 1.8 billion public funds” were invested in these Olympics. confirmed.

However, at the end of the council, a major announcement was made, except for the creation of 11 new mobile units on the police side in consideration of the event and the decision of the head of state and Elizabeth Born to enhance sports practice. Was almost nonexistent. To the rank of “Great Power of 2024”.

Above all, at this Olympic and Paralympic Council, we needed to see the clear message that the President delivered to government, state services, and President Tony Estanguet of the Olympic Organizing Committee, who will attend on Monday. Fully mobilize for the event.

-“State in the center of the machine”-

Proof of State Engagement: A conference dedicated to the Olympic Games will now be held quarterly jointly between the President and the Prime Minister. This type of meeting was already deadlocked with “stakeholders,” and officials elected at the beginning of the September school year remembered Elysee.

The state has also promised to buy hundreds of thousands of tickets, which are subject to discussions with the organizers, especially for the general public who have no means of obtaining them. ..

“The president remembered that we were only 24 months away from the Olympics, which now means constant mobilization,” Elysee assured.

“Perhaps we needed to reassure everyone a bit and make it clear to the minister that these Olympics were important to the president, but I remembered that the state was actually at the center of the machine.” , Elected people close to Macrony breathe.

Asked about the possibility of Macron taking over the game through this sequence, Tony Estanguet recalled that the president was “fully mobilized from day one.”

“In the last few months, the situation has kept him away from the game project, so he wanted to reconnect with a variety of subjects,” he said.

Strictly speaking, the + takeover of the Olympics by the country, “it still looks a lot,” she believes in sources close to the mystery of the Olympics.