Raid on Paris Olympic organization on suspicion of corruption

Paris is hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, but the Paris Organizing Committee has been under suspicion of corruption for years. At the same time as the two-day meeting of the IOC executive around Thomas Bach, a raid on the French capital begins today.

Searches are taking place today at the headquarters of the Paris Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. As the “Spiegel” reports, the searches are related to the preliminary investigations into nepotism and misappropriation of public funds that began in 2017. The Olympic infrastructure provider Solideo has also been under investigation since 2022 on suspicion of corruption.

Paris is hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics

From July 26 to August 11, 2024, Paris will host the Summer Olympics. The city is also hosting the Paralympic Games from August 28th to September 6th. It is all the more remarkable that the raids take place on the same day that the IOC executive around President Thomas Bach begins its two-day meeting in Lausanne.

On Monday, after a meeting with French President Macron, Bach had announced “good news” for the conference.

Jean Harris

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