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French Police Search Headquarters Of Paris 2024 Olympics

The headquarters of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games' organisers are being searched by French police.

French Police Search Headquarters Of Paris 2024 Olympic Organisers
French Police Search Headquarters Of Paris 2024 Olympic Organisers

The raids, according to officials, are a part of two earlier corruption investigations.

According to the BBC, the police are looking into claims of favouritism and financial mismanagement in the awarding of construction contracts.

The BBC was informed by a representative of the Paris 2024 organising committee that the body was "cooperating fully with the investigators".

Anti-corruption detectives unexpectedly showed up on Tuesday at the offices of Solideo, the government agency in charge of overseeing the games' construction projects, as well as the Olympic organising committee's headquarters in Saint-Denis, a suburb of Paris, according to a report from the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.

The BBC later received confirmation from the French judiciary's PNF, which is in charge of pursuing financial crime, that the two organisations were the targets of their searches.

The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held from July 26 through August 11, and the Paralympics will follow in September.

The police raids on Tuesday are the most recent incident to impact France's Olympic movement and sports in general recently.

Many sports experts were shocked when Brigitte Henriques, the president of France's National Olympic Committee, announced her resignation in May.

Ms Henriques' decision, which was not explained, came amid claims of bitter internal conflict in the company.

The leaders of France's football and rugby federations resigned earlier in the year as a result of high-profile controversies.

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