The swim-sprint men of Marseilles took time out to boost the French Olympic bid for the 2024 Olympic Games in their home-pool town today. Why Marseilles? To put wind in the sail of the Paris bid that if won will see the sailing events staged on the waters off the capital of its department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Against a backdrop of the 17th Century Fort Saint-Jean, incorporating the 12th Century Commandry of the Knights Hospitaller of St John and the 15th Century tower of René I, Olympic 50m freestyle champion Florent Manaudou, with Camille Lacourt, Fabien Gilot, Fred Bousquet joined other top French athletes to promote the bid
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