Representing the bid’s new face, it is published in French and English, the IOC’s
two official languages.
“The site will be act as both the national and international showcase for the
bid – our window onto the world”, explained Philippe Baudillon, Chief Executive
Officer of Paris 2012. “With interactivity as the main feature, the site will
allow us to keep visitors up to date about the bid and gather support, while also
keeping an ear open to what the world and the French people are expecting from
Paris’ bid. This approach summarises what we want to proffer to the Games: our
know-how, love for the Games and firm belief that we can organise Games of which
the Olympic Movement and the French people can be proud.”
The site will provide up-to-date information about the bid and the Paris 2012’s
Olympic Plan, and offer visitors the opportunity to sign up for a newsletter.
Used as a tool to rally national and international support behind Paris, it will
give priority to interactivity. The new support messages gathered through the
site will be presented on a ticker-type display, on the home page. Chats with
representatives of the Bid Committee, athletes and prominent figures supporting
Paris 2012 will be held, and multimedia documents will offer a clear and fun approach
to various aspects of the Olympic Plan.
A special area will be devoted to the press, including a media library.