Paris 2024 said to be considering temporary option for aquatics centre


The newspaper Le Parisien first raised the possibility, putting the expected price tag at some €80 million (£70 million/$97 million).

Reports underlined, however, that such a move would leave no legacy either for the local community or the French Swimming Federation.

The cost of a permanent venue was put at $137.5 million (£98.5 million/€113 million) in 2024 dollars in Paris 2024’s Phase 2 Candidature File.

But the aquatics centre was said to have been among venues pinpointed earlier this year by top civil servants as areas where Paris 2024 faced potential cost pressures.

The inspectors were said to have underlined the risk of a too-many-cooks scenario developing and inflating costs.

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