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Macron’s $8.5 Billion Olympics Is Already Facing Soaring Costs

  • France is lining up more agents to guarantee event safety
  • Paris 2024 Olympic Games budget could reach 10 billion euros
Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Photographer: Sarah Meyssonnier/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are two years away, but concerns over rising costs and the event’s security are already mounting. 

The total price tag of the Games has already increased to about 8.3 billion euros ($8.5 billion) including facilities and organization, from an initial budget of 6.8 billion euros announced in 2018, according to the government.