Paris is preparing to hold the Olympics this summer, but did you know that the last time the French capital hosted the Games was exactly 100 years ago? Much has been forgotten about the 1924 Olympics, but records were broken, champions were made and more women athletes took part than ever before.
In exactly 200 days from now, the Olympic Games will be taking over Paris. There are promises of sporting glory, but security and logistical challenges are already raising a number of concerns, especially over the ambitious opening ceremony on the River Seine. FRANCE 24's James Vasina spoke to Christophe Dubi, the Olympic Games Executive Director at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who sounded an optimistic note.
Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya’s major aim is no longer to win medals but to continue her legal battle against World Athletics in a bid to overturn requirements that female athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) medically reduce their testosterone levels.
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Water quality tests showed higher than acceptable levels of bacteria in the Seine River. It's the third time this month organizers have been forced to cancel a swimming event in the waterway.
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French investigators searched the headquarters of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games organizing committee as part of two probes into suspected corruption.