The organizers of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games announced that their organization’s headquarters was the target of an investigative operation on Wednesday, October 18, conducted by France’s financial prosecutor’s office, known as PNF (Parquet national financier), a division of the Public Ministry of the country.
In addition to carrying out searches at the facilities of the Games Organizing Committee, investigators specializing in financial crimes also carried out investigations at the event companies responsible for the competition’s opening ceremony. Among the companies under investigation are Double 2, Ubibene, Obo and Paname 24.
Paris 2024 confirmed that the PNF visited its facilities on October 18th and promptly provided all requested information. Organizers stated that they are cooperating fully with the investigation, as has been their practice over time.
The operation is focused on suspicions of favoritism and possible diversion of public resources related to the contracts of the Organizing Committee and Solideo, a public company in charge of building the Olympic facilities for the 2024 Games.