Keyword: Olympic Games

The air pollution threat posed by Paris's 2024 Olympic Games preparations

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The Pleyel à Venir collective, who are opposed to the new works, took part in the public inquiry in Paris in June 2019. © JL The Pleyel à Venir collective, who are opposed to the new works, took part in the public inquiry in Paris in June 2019. © JL

In readiness for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris the authorities are building a new motorway junction to service the Olympic Village for athletes. However, this busy junction at Saint-Denis, north of Paris, is close to a school complex for 700 pupils. French administrative courts have just approved the project, despite the fact that, as documents seen by Mediapart show, the junction is likely to worsen air pollution in the area. Opponents meanwhile point to anti-pollution measures taken outside schools in the centre of the capital and claim that pupils in the city's rundown suburbs are being discriminated against. Jade Lindgaard reports.

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Golden bonuses and revolving doors: behind the scenes of the Paris Olympic Games bid

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Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, President Emmanuel Macron and former French Olympics gold medallist Tony Estanguet at an IOC meeting in Lausanne, July 11th.  © Reuters Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, President Emmanuel Macron and former French Olympics gold medallist Tony Estanguet at an IOC meeting in Lausanne, July 11th. © Reuters

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday held a party at the Elysée Palace to celebrate the International Olympic Committee’s announcement this week that Paris will host the 2024 summer Olympic Games for the first time in 100 years. But away from the celebrations at the Elysée, attended by former presidents François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, questions are raised about the financial management of the “Paris 2024” entity that led the French campaign, and the golden bonus payments that its directors are now due to pocket. Antton Rouget reports on the business behind the bid.

Will Paris pay a steep price for hosting 2024 Olympics?

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President Emmanuel Macron with the delegration from the Paris 2024 bid at Lausanne in Switzerland on July 11th, 2017. © Reuters President Emmanuel Macron with the delegration from the Paris 2024 bid at Lausanne in Switzerland on July 11th, 2017. © Reuters

An agreement struck between Los Angeles and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over 2028 has left the way open for Paris to be the host nation for the 2024 Games. While rival cities have pulled out of the race for budgetary reasons, officials behind the French bid insist they will keep to their budget of 6.6 billion euros. But as Antton Rouget reports, there are nonetheless real risks of an overspend, especially on security.

IOC closer to awarding Paris 2024 Olympics and LA those in 2028

Representatives of the competing Paris and Los Angeles bids for the 2024 Olympic games made their formal presentations before the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne on Tuesday, when it appeared likely that the final decision in September will be to separately award Paris with the 2024 event and Los Angeles for that which follows in 2028.

France can provide safe Olympic Games in 2024, says Hollande

France has hosted Euro 2016 and 40 world and European championships in recent years, French president told IOC boss at the Elysée Palace.

French tennis players suspended for 'damaging' behaviour at Olympics

The French tennis federation, the FFF, suspended Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia and Benoît Paire for their 'late nights' and attacks on FFF at Rio games.

Greater Manchester 'has more Olympic golds than France or Japan'

The Guardian's tongue-in-cheek report shows British athletes from Manchester competing in Olympic games have won 14 gold medals, five silvers and one bronze.

François Hollande flies to Rio to back Paris 2024 Olympic bid

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo was already in Brazil and she and French president will canvas support for France's 2024 Olympic Games bid.

French prosecutors to investigate 2016 and 2020 Olympic bids

France to broaden probe into corruption in athletics to include the bidding and voting processes for hosting Rio and Tokyo Games.

Paris becomes fourth city to join race for 2024 Olympic Games

Bid which was launched at headquarters of the French Olympic Committee will see French capital up against Rome, Boston and Hamburg.

French poll finds minority in favour of Paris Olympic Games bid

Staging the World's Fair was the preferred project over the likely Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Paris mayor out of step with President Hollande over 2024 Olympics bid

Anne Hidalgo tells president to hold his horses after François Hollande backed the idea during prime-time live TV interview.

French Fukushima cartoon offends Japan

Tokyo to lodge complaint with French embassy over newspaper cartoon linking nuclear disaster and 2020 Olympics bid.