Paris 2012 today confirmed they have received letters from all 28 International
Federations affiliated to ASOIF*, validating the technical aspects for their respective sports in the Paris 2012
Candidature File to be submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
on 15 November 2004.
This is a significant step for Paris 2012 as they approach the final days of
completing the File. It also demonstrates that their technical plans match the
exacting standards demanded by International Federations in the Olympic Movement.
Since establishing contact in mid-2004, the Paris 2012 technical team has sought
guidance from the International Federations to ensure the needs of their sport
were met. It was also important that the International Federations understood
and approved completely the city’s concept for the Games, the operational aspects
for each sport and the logistics required for competition venues.
Henri Sérandour, Chairman of CNOSF, the French National Olympic Committee, and
IOC member, said: “We are grateful to the International Federations for their
guidance and timely approval of our plans for their sports. We recognize the amount
of time and effort the International Federations have put in to validating our
plans. We are pleased that we have been able to meet their requirements sufficiently
to receive their sign-off.”
The IOC will decide on the Host city for the Games of the XXX Olympiad on 6 July
2005 at the 117th IOC Session in Singapore.
*Association of Summer Olympic International Federations.