Guy Drut, who was preceded to the ministry of Sports, believes that the olympic Games must reinvent itself. Roxana Maracineanu replied that Paris 2024, “these are not the Games as they were known up to now”. Roxana Maracineanu, minister of Sports, on march 9, 2020. (MARTIN BUREAU / AFP)
“Obsolete and outdated”, the project Paris 2024 for the olympic Games ? No, says, in substance, Roxana Maracineanu, minister of Sports, Saturday, may 2 on franceinfo, “the project of Paris 2024 is a project manager who already marks a break with the model before.”
Guy Drut, a member of the international olympic Committee (IOC) and former Sports minister, believes that the project of Paris 2024 is “now obsolete, outdated, out of touch with reality” and calls to “reinvent” the model of the olympic Games in a column published by franceinfo. “Guy Drut was talking about the model of the olympic Games in general”, believes Roxana Maracineanu.
The former minister of Sports points to the cost of the construction of new facilities “to a test that only lasts three or four days”. “95% of the equipment is already existing, it objects to the current minister of Sports. There is that 5% to build, including a large swimming pool which we needed in France regardless of what happens. There was no swimming pool capable of hosting a large international event, there had to be a. These are ecological games that involve the citizens, thus these are not the Games as they were known up to now.”