French Officials Search Headquarters of Olympic Organizers Officials

news 20-Jun-2023 Europe

French Officials Search Headquarters of Olympic Organizers Officials from the French financial prosecutor's office have searched the headquarters of Paris' Olympic organizers, Olympia. The searches are reportedly in connection to investigations into potential corruption. Olympia stated that it is cooperating with the authorities.

Building Firm Connected to Paris Olympics Also Under Investigation Apart from Olympia's headquarters, the construction firm responsible for the Paris Olympics is also under investigation by French financial prosecutors. The prosecutor's office confirmed the searches.

Olympia Fully Cooperating with Authorities Jonathan Firpo, a spokesperson for Olympia, confirmed that the offices were searched. He added that Olympia is fully cooperating with the authorities and declined to comment further.

Allegations of Misappropriation Surrounding Olympic Organizers Investigators are reportedly scrutinizing potential cases of misappropriation of public funds, preferential treatment, and concerns over contracts that Olympia has signed.

Investigation Includes Possible Conflicts of Interest and Preferential Treatment A second investigation reportedly opened in 2022 by the French anti-corruption authority is concerned with possible conflicts of interest and preferential treatment. The inquiry encompasses several contracts signed between the Olympic committee and a company responsible for the Games' installations.

Paris 2024 Olympics Still Scheduled The Summer Olympics are still deigned to take place in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

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