Paris 2024 Olympics headquarters RAIDED as investigators storm offices just months before Games kick-off in France | The Sun10/19/2023
COPS have raided the offices of the Paris 2024 Olympics organisers, according to reports.
An events management company involved in the opening ceremony have also been targeted by police.
French officers raided the headquarters of the Paris Olympics chiefs back in June as part of preliminary investigations into corruption.
The latest search of the premises allegedly took place yesterday.
They are part of an ongoing investigation into alleged favouritism regarding the awarding of contracts.
The French National Financial Prosecutor's Office is in charge of the operation.
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Previous raids took place at the committee's headquarters in the Saint-Denis.
Offices in the Paris suburb of Solideo, where the firm responsible for construction projects is based, were also the subject of the searches.
The 2024 event's CEO Etienne Thobois and executive director of operations Edouard Donnelly also saw their homes raided.
All of the sport world's eyes will be on Paris from July 26 to August 11.
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Then from August 28 to 8 September, the Paralympics will be held.
Overall, the budget for this year's Olympics for building and renovating venues is a reported £6.9billion.
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