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Paris 2024 Olympic bid slogan, Eiffel Tower venue renderings unveiled

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The Paris 2024 Olympic bid slogan and venue renderings were unveiled Wednesday.

The slogan is “La force d’un rêve,” or “The strength of a dream.”

Potential bid venues include Roland Garros for tennis, Marseille for sailing, the 1998 World Cup final stadium Stade de France for track and field and stadiums across France for soccer (Parc des Princes in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Lille, Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and more).

The updated bid file with venue plans is here.

Paris, seeking to join London as the only cities to host the Olympics three times, is vying with Budapest, Los Angeles and Rome for the 2024 Olympics. Paris could host the Olympics on the 100-year anniversary of its last Games in 1924.

International Olympic Committee members will vote to choose the 2024 Olympic host city on Sept. 13, 2017.

Other interesting Paris 2024 venue renderings include beach volleyball held at Champ de Mars at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and equestrian and modern pentathlon at Palace of Versailles.

Those Paris 2024 renderings are published below:

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Paris 2024 Olympic slogan

Parc du Chateau de Versailles (Sports Equestres + Pentathlon) 2-2

Parc du Chateau de Versailles (Sports Equestres + Pentathlon) 1-2

Champ de Mars (Volley de plage + Boccia) 1-3

Champ de Mars - (Volley de plage + Boccia) -3-

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Images from the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics

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The 2018 Winter Olympics have officially come to a close. Check out some of the best photos from the Closing Ceremony in PyeongChang.

If you missed the live stream this morning, then be sure to tune into at 8:00p.m. EST / 5:00p.m. PST to watch NBC’s primetime coverage, or stream it on NBCOlympics.com. 

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PyeongChang late night roundup

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The final gold medalist of these 2018 Winter Olympic Games was a familiar one, and so too is the country which she represents.

Norway’s Marit Bjoergen dominated the field in a sport that she has stood at the top of for years, winning the women’s 30km mass start in just over 80 minutes – almost two minutes ahead of the silver medalist. Bjoergen is the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time with 15 medals.

Another expected gold medalist, OAR, also did the job today. But in much more dramatic fashion. The Olympic Athletes from Russia looked down and out late in the third period of regulation against Germany, but were able to capture the gold in stunning fashion.


Hockey: OAR win gold in overtime 

With just a minute left in regulation, it looked as if Germany were going to claim the most stunning win of the century. Trailing 2-3 and down a player in the power play, Nikita Gusev flicked the puck into the German net to force overtime.

OAR def. GER 4-3 (OT): Highlights

Halfway into overtime, it was OAR’s turn to go up a man on a power play. Kirill Kaprizov was the man who scored the winning goal and secured the gold medal.

OAR vs. GER full recap available here 

Cross-Country: Bjoergen wins 15th overall Winter Olympics medal 

37 year-old Marit Bjoergen dominated the women’s 30km mass start field to win her 15th overall Winter Olympics medal. The Norwegian was on her own for nearly the entire race.

Austria’s Teresa Stadlober was in a commanding position to win the silver medal until the 20th kilometer, where she strayed onto the wrong section of the course. Whether it was a lapse in combination or a mix of mental and psychological exhaustion, the Austrian’s race took a dive from there, finishing in ninth place.

Krista Parmakoski of Finland led the chase to win the silver, whilst Sweden’s Stina Nilsson outsprinted Ingvild Oestberg to win the bronze.

Jessie Diggins, who will be the flag bearer for the U.S. in the Closing Ceremony, finished in seventh place. This was likely Diggins’ final Olympic race.

Women’s 30km mass start full recap available here