Thursday, 23rd May 2024

Olympic flame arrives in France’s Marseille by ship

A ship bearing the flame has docked in the southern port of Marseille. Athletes, public figures and ordinary citizens will now carry the symbol of Olympic tradition to Paris in a relay across the country.

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16 May
Diego Maradona's Golden Ball trophy won for being named the best player at the 1986 World Cup will be auctioned in France in June. This is the first Golden Ball to go for auction and while the value is still to be confirmed, the auction house expects it to fetch millions on June 6.
16 May
France has declared a state of emergency in its overseas territory of New Caledonia. Violence over a planned constitutional reform is threatening its already struggling economy. Plus, Boeing may face the criminal prosecution it had avoided back in 2021, with the US Justice Department accusing the planemaker of violating the terms of the deferred prosecution deal.
18 May
Sprint legend Usain Bolt helped unveil a new cricket venue at Eisenhower Park on Wednesday (May 15) ahead of the T20 World Cup, which kicks off next month.
18 May
Welcome to "Destination Paris", FRANCE 24's new weekly show ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. Every Thursday we will be getting you into the Olympics spirit with the latest news, reports and guests. The world will be watching this summer as 10,500 athletes compete in 32 sports in Paris and elsewhere in France.
4 days ago
Oleksandr Usyk scores a razor-thin split decision over Tyson Fury to become undisputed heavyweight boxing world champion in a thrilling contest at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh in the early hours of Sunday morning.
3 days ago
Arsenal's 2-1 victory over Everton proves in vain as their hopes of a first Premier League title for 20 years were crushed on the final day of the season as Manchester City beat West Ham United 3-1.