Jueves, 23 Marcha, 2017

LA 2024 Promises To Embrace French Language If Awarded The Games

Olympics Panel Vows to Promote French Language if LA is Chosen Los Angeles 2024 take swipe at Paris 2024 by promising to promote French
Manuel Armenta | 21 Marcha, 2017, 00:54

The LA 2024 statement said Los Angeles organizers would use both French and English in its announcements while hosting the games and deploy French- speaking volunteers to assist athletes and game attendees.

Los Angeles 2024 also claimed it is committed to celebrating Francophone influences on American and global culture throughout the Cultural Olympiad, and sustaining America's support of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements in the Francophone world.

In February the Paris 2024 bid committee was widely criticized across France and in social media for unveiling it's tagline "Made For Sharing" in English - and projected across the Eiffel Tower.

Among those who criticised it was Marine Le Pen, the National Front leader and a contender to become the next President of France.

She claimed it made her "angry".

But Paris 2024 said it was the most effective way to promote their bid internationally.

"On behalf of the Government of Canada, I extend my best wishes to everyone around the world celebrating the International Day of La Francophonie".

"French is the original Olympic language and LA 2024 is absolutely committed to celebrating and promoting the attractive French language if LA is given the honour of hosting the 2024 Games". Today, we celebrate the many contributions of this community, which has played and continues to play a central role in building Canada, as well as the values that unite us such as cooperation, solidarity and democracy.

The race for the 2024 games is between Los Angeles and Paris.