The War of the Three Has Already Begun

The excitement surrounding the announcement of the hosting of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris seems to have faded with less than 220 days to go until the event. The unity and cooperation between Anne Hidalgo, Clément Beaune, and Valérie Pécresse, who are supposed to work together seamlessly to ensure the successful and timely delivery of the games, has turned into bickering and discord.

This political chaos reached a new level with the controversy surrounding the proposed reduction of the speed limit to 50 km/h on the Parisian ring road after the games, a plan put forward by Anne Hidalgo but vigorously contested by Valérie Pécresse and Clément Beaune. Accusations have been thrown around, with Pécresse labeling Hidalgo as the one who destroyed the unity and Beaune accusing her of “spitting on the country.”

These political jabs are further entrenched in ambitions for future positions, with Beaune eyeing the position of Paris mayor in 2026. The underlying political motives behind this discord are now coming to the forefront, overshadowing the initial spirit of unity and cooperation.

As the countdown to the games continues, it is crucial for all involved parties to set aside their political differences and prioritize the successful delivery of the Olympics. The tradition of the Olympic truce, which has been a symbol of peace and security since ancient times, should serve as a reminder of the importance of unity and cooperation in preparing for the games. It is essential to refocus on the true spirit of the Olympics and work towards a harmonious and successful event.

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