DNOWS Header

Image Map

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

France's Macron versus Los Angeles' Garcetti, Part 2


Courtesy of LA2024, Southern California
.

Like the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim, the top two contenders have stayed in the lead pack for the entire race and have now broken free. The cities of Paris and Los Angeles are sprinting furiously to the finish - and it is anyone's race to win on September 13th when the International Olympic Committee votes in Lima, Peru.

The 2024 Olympics will either be held in Los Angeles or Paris. The bidding process and lobbying will culminate in a vote later this year, but over the next two weeks, the International Olympic Committee's 2024 Evaluation Committee will be visiting both cities that are rolling out its red carpet for the IOC dignitaries.

Paris is seen as the favorite to win the 2024 Olympic Games and Los Angeles is seen as a backup that may be awarded the 2028 Olympics.

While Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted the committee last week, French President-elect Emmanuel Macron confirmed his strong support and interest in the 2024 Games with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.

Paris 2024 confirmed that Macron shared with President Bach his attachment to the Paris 2024 project and emphasised France’s longstanding commitment to the Olympic Movement, and will meet IOC Evaluation Commission members following his inauguration on May 14th.

Macron also confirmed that he remain active in his support of Paris' bid until the September 13th IOC vote.

While Paris 2024 wrote, "The whole of France is coming together to support Paris 2024 and is ready to welcome the world to our country for a unique celebration of sport, inclusion and friendship," Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti hosted Patrick Baumann, the Swiss chairman of the IOC Evaluation Commission, who announced that there are no major risks that are apparent during the IOC's visit to Los Angeles.

Patrick Baumann gave a bit of hope to LA 2024 when he described the proposed Olympic venues in Los Angeles "spectacular to impressive to mindblowing."

Like the proposed marathon swimming venues in the historic Seine flowing through Paris versus the man-made canals built in Long Beach, it is very clear that "these are two different cities with different visions and touches" as described by Baumann.

Copyright © 2008-2017 by World Open Water Swimming Association

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA


WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine


Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...
LEARN MORE

The Other Shore


The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
LEARN MORE...

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac



An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program