With the right announcements the markets would react positively, support the government in seeking growth, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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With five years to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the first foreign delegations began a two-day Paris visit to check out venues and possible base camps.
Paris aims to give visitors to the 2024 Paris Olympics a flying start by offering airborne taxis to tournament sites straight from the airport.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach admits he's a fan of breakdancing's dizzy choreograph.
Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing and surfing have been invited to join the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago has put a definitive end to Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was definitively buried when the city council voted in favour of the mayor's request to withdraw support for it.
Paris has submitted a bid to the IOC to host the 2024 Olympic Games, though there are a number of other possibilities.
Rome's city council votes 38-6 in favour of the capital's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.
The Budapest city council has voted overwhelmingly to back a bid for the 2024 Olympics.
Five cities - Boston, Hamburg, Rome, Paris and Budapest - "are interested" in hosting the 2024 Olympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee voted to approve the addition of breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to the Paris 2024 Games.
Energy giants Total has ruled out sponsoring the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.
The International Olympic Committee quashed the hopes of karate and squash which had kept lobbying for inclusion in the 2024 Games.
Breakdancing is one of four additional sports expected to be included at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged €1 billion of support from the government for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games.
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi, who has long opposed the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, is finally ready to announce her decision.
Rome has formally submitted its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics to the IOC on Friday.
Azerbaijan says 2024 Olympic bid possible after hosting European Games, but wants reforms.
Michel Platini doubts that Germany could hold Euro 2024 and the Olympics in Hamburg in the same year.
The organizers of Boston's Olympic bid unveiled their plans for the 2024 Summer Games including Baseball at Fenway Park.
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