“It was just unbelievable”: Family and friends of Bermuda’s first Olympic gold medalist celebrate
28 July 2021 | 12:38 pm
Triathlete Flora Duffy has made history as the first person from Bermuda to win gold at the Olympics. Her parents describe in an interview from Bermuda how they were blown away by the crowd watching her at a pub on the tiny island.
Families of refugee athletes who come from Kenya's Kakuma settlement have been sending them prayers and messages of hope, before they compete at the Olympic Games. They are among 29 athletes and refugees scheduled to compete in Tokyo in 12 sports, under the banner of the Olympic flag, according to the UNHCR. This is only the second appearance of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team. The first was in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
Burkina Faso’s Hugues Fabrice Zango, a bronze medallist in the triple jump at the Tokyo Games, comes home to cheering fans and celebratory dances after winning the first Olympic medal for the country.
As the Tokyo Olympics draws to a close, a flypast above the French capital and a party in front of the landmark Trocadero building marks the handover of the Games to Paris.
The star of Italy's Olympic team, Lamont Marcell Jacobs, returned home as a national hero on Monday after the country's best performance in the Games' history capped an unforgettable summer of sport for the Mediterranean nation. Jacobs produced arguably the shock result of the Olympics -– and one of the biggest shocks in Olympic history -- when he claimed victory in the 100m, storming out of athletics obscurity to take gold in a time of 9.80sec.
At least four children died after a grenade attack on a truck in Karachi occurred late on Saturday. The onslaught is being viewed as a way of sabotaging Pakistan's independence day commemorations.
Afghan refugees in India say they are worried about their family members back home, as many are unable to leave the country. Ayaan Rashid, an Afghan refugee in India, says his family in Kabul tried to get out, but they could not. He says that under Taliban rule, women will have no rights and "the whole country for all women is a jail".
Illegal mining, or "galamsey" is attracting more and more young people in eastern Ghana. Many young people are arrested, but they are adamant that without an alternative, illegal mining remains a viable way of survival.
Yulimar Rojas, 2020 Olympic Games gold medallist and world record holder in the triple jump, is feted during a welcoming parade in the capital Caracas.
Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
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For a century, the French town of Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the central Cher department, was the capital of gold. As France's third-biggest centre for manufacturing gold jewellery after Paris and Lyon, the town of 10,000 inhabitants was best known for its hollow-link gold chains. Today, few goldsmiths remain but the local vocational school is busy training up the next generation of jewellers. FRANCE 24 takes you to discover it.
With less than 1,000 days to go until Euro 2024 kicks off, the UEFA unveils the logo for the European Championship at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. This is the first time that the Germany will host the European competition, which will take place from June 7 to July 7, 2024. Only West Germany hosted the competition in 1988.
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