After theory, comes practice… Indeed, after the studious work sessions and the various questions asked on the
candidature file on Wednesday, the Evaluation Commission members travelled through
the capital in a bus dressed to the colours of Paris 2012.
First stop: the Batignolles district, in the North-Western part of Paris. The delegation was able to discover the selected
site for the future Olympic Village and its Olympic Landmark, erected since 1
The Commission members were then driven to their next destination: the North of Paris to the heart of the Northern Cluster
of the Paris 2012 project. The Stade de France, renamed yesterday "Stade de France
Paris 2012" in support to the bid, opened its doors to the delegation.
The World Champion Women's team relay 4x100 metres (Christine Arron, Muriel Hurtis, Sylviane Félix and Patricia Girard)
and the Olympic bronze medallist, Véronique Mang, were on site to welcome the
Evaluation Commission members, and accompany them on their Stadium tour.
After lunch at the Stade de France Paris 2012, the Olympic delegation members made their way to the West of Paris, where the
Western Cluster concept, particularly venues such as the Roland-Garros Stadium
and the Croix Catelan, was presented to them.
Last stop of the Olympic journey: the Eiffel Tower. From the second floor, the Commission could admire the view
of Paris and locate the Northern and Western Cluster. The delegation also allowed
itself a moment of rest before coming down and returning to their hotel by bus.