Olympics: 2028 Games not an option for Paris, says bid chief

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Three-times Olympic canoeing champion and bid co-chairman Tony Estanguet saidon Tuesday, however, that Paris was open to the idea of the hosts of both Games being decided at the same session in Lima next September.

But he said Paris, which last hosted the Games in 1924 and is up against two-times hosts Los Angeles after others withdrew, was only an option for the Olympics that follow four years on from Tokyo 2020.

"(2028) is not an option for us," said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) member at a media briefing in London.

"Our project is only feasible and guaranteed for 2024...the land to build the Olympic and Paralympic village is only available for 2024.

"This is the fourth bid by Paris and we believe it is now or never. This is the last chance to see Paris bidding for the Games. Afterwards, I think Paris and France will do different things."

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