Paris, 24 September 2004 – Today, the Founding Committee of Paris 2012 unanimously approved the technical
contents of the Paris 2012 Candidature File, which is to be submitted to the International
Olympic Committee on 15 November 2004.
There were three main points which emerged from the meeting:
1. To meet the International Federations’ demands - Volleyball will now be staged
at Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy, as opposed to Roland Garros, whilst Judo and
Badminton will be moved to Roland-Garros from Palais Omnisport.
2. The Olympic Lane will be significantly extended to include all roads that lead
from the Peripherique to competition venues in Paris and Ile-de-France. This will
also include the Charles-de-Gaulle Airport. As part of the Strategic Transport
Plan, the extended Olympic Lane will guarantee timely transport to the various
competition venues for the Olympic Family.
3. An ambitious Sustainable Development Charter for Paris 2012 has been approved
and adopted. This is the most advanced plan of its kind ever developed in France:
it will commit Paris 2012 to fully integrate environmental and sustainable development
requirements within all its decisions. It will make public its performance in
this area and will be audited by independent experts.
Philippe Baudillon, CEO of Paris 2012, said: "This is an historic moment for
our Bid. We have received unanimous approval and a powerful mandate to present
our imaginative and exciting proposals to the IOC."
Paris 2012 will be releasing information of the Candidature File, once it has
been submitted to the IOC on November 15th.
About Paris 2012 Bid Committee
The City of Paris, the French State, the Ile-de-France Region and the French
National Olympic Committee (CNOSF), created Paris 2012 (a government-based interest
group) with the aim of presenting and supporting Paris's Bid for the Games of
the XXX Olympiad and for the Paralympic Games in 2012.
The Founding Committee is composed of the following individuals:
Bertrand Delanoë, Mayor of Paris, President of Paris 2012
Jean-François Lamour, Minister for Youth, Sports and Associations, Olympic Champion
Jean-Paul Huchon, President of the Ile-de-France Regional Council, Vice-president of Paris 2012
Henri Sérandour, President of French NOC and IOC Member,
Vice-president of Paris 2012
Bertrand Landrieu, Prefect of the Ile-de-France Region, Prefect of Paris, Vice-president of Paris
Marie-Claire Restoux, Technical advisor to the President of the French Republic, Olympic Champion
Arnaud Lagardère, President of the Lagardère Group, Chairman of the Paris 2012 Corporate Club
Jean-Claude Killy, IOC Member, Olympic Champion
Guy Drut, IOC Member, Olympic Champion
Maurice Herzog, Former Minister, IOC Honorary Member
Alain Danet, IOC Honour Member.