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IOC session for 2024 vote in Lima going ahead as planned
Last Updated: 2017-04-14 09:33 | Xinhuanet
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International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday decided to keep its 130th session in Lima, Peru this September, which will elect the host city of the 2024 Olympic Games, going ahead as planned despite recent floods.

"The IOC and the Peruvian government today confirmed that preparations for the IOC session, to be held in Peru in September, are going ahead as planned," IOC said in a statement.

Peru was questioned to hold the week-long IOC session as they suffered floods in recent months.

"The eyes of the world will be on Lima. Hosting the IOC session will send a vital message to the world that we are ready to welcome the world after the emergency situation," said Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru.

The IOC President Thomas Bach emphasized that the decision to keep Lima as the place for its session was made possible from the Peruvian government's assurances.

"The Peruvian government has given us all necessary assurances that the IOC session will be organised in a great way," commented Bach.

The IOC announced a donation of 600,000 U.S. dollars to support Peru's recovery efforts last week.

The 130th session will see the election of host city of the 2024 Olympic Games between Paris and Los Angeles.

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