Our first meeting with the Paris 2024 Olympic Committee was held on Thursday, May 5, at their state-of-the-art, high-tech, sustainable headquarters in Seine St Denis, called “The Pulse.” Tony Estanguet, President of the Olympics organizing committee, told us about the committee’s three objectives: celebrating sports, engaging with people, and the legacy.

He said their 3.9-billion Euro operating budget was entirely funded by the private sector (organizations and individuals), adding that public funds were allocated only for infrastructure, 95% of which had been built previously.