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Two armed men have entered a restaurant in Barcelona and are reported to be holding hostages, following an attack in which a van was driven into a crowd, causing a number of injuries. Two people are reported to have been killed. Police say they are "terrorist attacks".
The Paris Olympic 2024 bid logo on the Arc de Triomphe on February 9
Paris has submitted its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, under the slogan . “La force d’un Rêve” (The Power of Dreams). Candidature files from Paris, Rome, Los Angeles and Budapest to host the 2024 Games were all delivered on schedule, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Wednesday.
Committee president for the Paris bid, Bernard Lapasset, said the bid had a budget of 3.2 billion euros for infrastructure, with existing stadiums, arenas and world-recognized landmarks all on the bill.
Paris bid leaders said almost all the city's proposed venues were already built or would be temporary facilities as the French capital on Wednesday unveiled plans to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
Paris bid committee president Bernard Lapasset will confirm a budget of 3.2 billion euros for infrastructure, with existing stadiums, arenas and world recognized landmarks all on the bill.
At a ceremony in the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall, the French unveiled 36 venues in two zones - central Paris and the Paris-St Denis area, a few km north of the city center.
Several events will take place at prestigious venues such as the Stade de France (athletics), Roland Garros (tennis) and the Bercy Arena (basketball).
Temporary structures would be situated in historic locations with equestrian events being held at the Palace of Versailles and beach volleyball at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.