The French Court of Accounts warned of security and budget problems at the Games in Paris
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PARIS, 26 Jul – When organizing the Olympic Games, which will be held in 2024, France has faced serious problems with security and financial instability, writes the newspaper Liberation.
On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron held a meeting with representatives of the country’s Olympic and Paralympic Committees to discuss preparations for the 2024 Olympics, which will be held in Paris.
“Two years before the Olympic Games in Paris, the French Court of Audit in an interim report reports a delay in resolving security issues at the event and budgetary uncertainty. The slightest omission in this area could tarnish the image of both the Olympic institution and the image of France,” the French publication notes. .
It is reported that the list of threats looming over France “may discourage the desire to organize a sporting event.”
The report of the Accounts Chamber notes that it is necessary to speed up the pace of resolving the “serious security problem” at the Paris Olympics. In addition, it turned out that the final budget for the Olympic Games 2024 had not been set exactly.
According to the newspaper, the financial uncertainty is reminiscent of the 2012 London Olympics, when underestimation of security needs led to “hasty organization and explosive spending.” Then 17 thousand military and police officers had to be involved. The same issue is also relevant for the Olympic Games in 2024: according to the Accounts Chamber, from 22 to 33 thousand security officials should be involved in them. This figure exceeds the capabilities of not only the capital region, but even the country.