April 13, 2024

Olympic Games 2024, the betrayal that won’t go away

Today, we’re already experiencing difficulties with everyday transport, and we can’t catch up with the level of punctuality and comfort for Parisians, for example. So said Anne Hidalgo this week on the TV show Quotidien, when answering a question about the state of progress of the organization of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The mayor’s comments earned her a volley of critic…

Today, we’re already experiencing difficulties with everyday transport, and we can’t catch up with the level of punctuality and comfort for Parisians, for example. So said Anne Hidalgo this week on the TV show Quotidien, when answering a question about the state of progress of the organization of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The mayor’s comments earned her a volley of criticism from the likes of Valérie Pécresse (President of the Île-de-France region) and Clément Beaune (Minister of Transport). On Sunday, the latter made a further attack, imitated by another memcalling her a bad mayor of Paris. However, Clément Beaune was not the only member of the government to be annoyed by Anne Hidalgo.

We’ll be ready

In comments reported this time by L’Équipe, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra was also highly critical of the Paris mayor. I consider that Anne Hidalgo has played bad politics on the back of the Games. And the French Minister for Sport showed the red card: I don’t think that’s acceptable. For the politician, there is no room for doubt, and she asserts that things will be up and running in due course: Thousands of people, in this case on