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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo expressed her concern about the new IOC sponsor Airbnb.
She has IOC boss Thomas Bach Already in the past week, written a letter to warn him "of the risks and consequences" of a deal with the apartment broker, said Hidalgo the news agency AP. The International Olympic Committee announced on 18 November its worldwide partnership with Airbnb until 2028. At the Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the company was already a partner of the local organizing committee.
At the beginning of the year, the host city was the Olympic Games In 2024, Airbnb had been brought to court, demanding a fine of 12.5 million euros from landlords who did not properly register their homes. The platform is repeatedly accused of driving up housing prices or exacerbating the shortage of housing on the rental market.
IOC President Bach has said that the partnership with Airbnb will help provide housing and reduce the costs for the Olympic organizers and partners. Financial details of the deal were not mentioned. (AP)
IOC Communication on Partnership