France is investigating the salary of the head of the Paris 2024 Olympic Committee

Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics expressed surprise at allegations by press reports that committee chief Tony Estangue faces a judicial inquiry into his salary, but he flatly denied this.

Asked whether Estange, the three Olympic gold medalist, or the organizing committee had received information about the investigation into the president's salary, a spokesperson for the organizing committee said they could not answer.

“We would like to remind people that the salary of the head of the organizing committee is subject to a strict framework. The salary of the head of the organizing committee is very strictly regulated,” the organizers said in a statement.

The prosecutor's office declined to comment.

The preliminary investigation into Estangue's pay is not the first time that prosecutors have opened in connection with the Olympics.

Last October, authorities raided the organizing committee's headquarters as part of an investigation into allegations of nepotism, with management companies also targeted.

In 2018, Paris 2024 organizers said Estangue received an annual salary of 270,000 euros ($290,000).

“I am not worried. We knew this number from the beginning and there is nothing hidden about it,” Pierre Rabadan, Paris's deputy mayor for sports, told Reuters.

He added, “If there is a need for an audit, let us do that, but I am troubled that this casts doubt on the conduct of the Olympics, even though we have done everything we can to be transparent, especially on an ethics basis.” By forming a committee.” ,

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