>> A possible winner in the 2024 Olympics, Paris's poorest district. This week the city learned it will almost certainly host the next games after Los Angeles agreed to hold off for 2028. Central to its bid is a plan to rejuvenate Seine-Saint-Denis which spills to the East and North.
The proposed site at the Olympic Village is a drab expanse of gray suburbs, abandoned factories, and poverty. Unemployment is nearly double the national average at 18%. But after the games, the village would be converted into more than 3,500 new homes. There would be a new stadium, and a swimming center, and this run down local pool would become a water polo venue.
> And even the restaurants will try to increase prices of products, because a lot of tourists will come.>> Paris is hoping the Olympics will boost the city's joie de vivre, and tourism after a string of Islamist attacks. If confirmed, the games would mark the centenary of the Paris Olympics of 1924.
>> Some residents are weary though, East London Stratford area was redeveloped amid fanfare for the 2012 games. Now rising rents have pushed many locals out.>>