IMAGE: Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet. The preliminary probe into Estanguet’s pay is one of several surrounding the Games. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/Reuters
Organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympics expressed surprise at media reports on Tuesday that the committee’s president Tony Estanguet was allegedly facing a judicial probe into his pay.
Asked if Estanguet, a three-time Olympic champion, or the organising committee, had received notification of an investigation into the president’s salary, a Paris 2024 spokesperson said they were unable to answer.
“We wish to remind people that the Organising Committee President’s remuneration is subject to a strict framework,” a Paris 2024 statement read.
“The remuneration of the President of the Organising Committee is very strictly regulated,” it added.
The financial prosecutor’s office declined to comment.
The preliminary probe into Estanguet’s pay is one of several surrounding the Games.
In October, authorities raided the Paris 2024 headquarters as part of a probe into alleged favouritism which also targeted event management firms.
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