500 days on the scoreboard and many things to do… France is counting down the days until the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The President, Emmanuel Macron, has asked the organizations and institutions involved in organizing the Games for a “maximum commitment” to give the most beautiful image of France throughout the world:
“We have to be punctual and excellent in terms of execution (of the works)… Just because we’re doing well today doesn’t mean we have to buy anything, for the next 500 days we have to push as hard as possible to have games that will be your games. .. I’m counting on you and the work done, but don’t leave anything for the next 500 days, we have a lot of work to do in the Republic,” said the French president.
In his address at the end of meeting with the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and with representatives of the forces of order, the president recognized, in a general way, that there are “two or three issues” in which it was necessary to improve, without giving more details. .
He also recognized that there are some aspects that need to be improved. One of them is the involvement of the Parisian population, which shows “a certain indifference”, according to the Head of State, before an event that will be remembered for generations.
On the other hand, the French president avoided addressing two highly criticized issues: the security breaches that occurred in May 2022 at the Stade de France during the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid and the current crisis in Paris, affected by a strike by garbage collectors that has left thousands of tons of waste uncollected.
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