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French President Emmanuel Macron wears a Paris 2024 pin and waves goodbye after a meeting with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission at the Elysee Place in Paris, France May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will support Paris's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games at a final presentation by candidate cities in July, bid sources said on Tuesday.

Macron, who took office on Sunday, will travel to International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland for the July 11-12 presentation, the sources said.

Paris is competing against Los Angeles for the right to host the event.

It was not immediately clear whether Macron would be in Lima on Sept. 13 when the host city will be chosen.

Macron met with the IOC evaluation commission and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, as well as bid leaders Tony Estanguet and Bernard Lapasset, at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday morning.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Andrew Callus and John Stonestreet)


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