Paris city council approves 2024 Olympic bid

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The Paris 2024 Olympic bid took another step Monday with an approval from the French capital’s city council.

“This is an historical vote which marks an important moment of our collective life,” Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said, according to The Associated Press. “We are now committed to the Olympic adventure.”

French President Francois Hollande will next meet with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach on Thursday, and the final, official go-ahead for the bid is expected by June, according to the AP and Agence France-Presse.

If Paris bids, it will look to host the Olympics 100 years after its last Games in 1924. Confirmed bidders so far include Boston, Hamburg and Rome.

Paris last bid for the 2012 Olympics and was considered a favorite but lost to London.

All bids are due to the IOC by September. IOC members will vote to choose the 2024 host city in 2017.

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