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  • Hosted summer Olympics twice before, last time in 1924.
  • Events staged in spectacular settings: Beach volleyball under Eiffel Tower, marathon course around Arc de Triomphe and Cathedral of Notre Dame.
  • Several established venues: Stade de France (football), Roland Garros (tennis), Longchamp (equestrian).
  • IOC Evaluation: "Excellent bid" and an "attractive option".

  • MORE ON PARIS
    Watch the promotional video
    Detailed plans and pictures
    A personal view on the Paris bid

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