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Paris 2024 Becomes First Candidate City To Be Awarded Sustainability Certificate

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 29 / 17

The Paris 2024 Bid Committee was awarded Int'l Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20121 certification, becoming the first ever Olympic and Paralympic Games candidate city to do so. The ISO 20121 certification is an internationally-recognized standard handed out to event organizers that are able ...

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