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Macron aims to sidestep political concerns and regain prestige with the Paris Olympics

Jul. 25, 2024 05:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make France shine during the Olympics. Weaker than ever at home after recent elections, the French president hopes the Paris Games also will help his own star glitter again. The Olympics are the best way to convince the world to "choose...

With big goals and gambles, Paris aims to reset the Olympics with audacious Games and a wow opening

Jul. 25, 2024 03:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris has long been a city of dreamers: Just look at the Eiffel Tower, for decades the world's loftiest structure. Audacity also underpins the French capital's plans for its first Olympic Games in a century, which open Friday with an opening ceremony for the ages. The...

How to watch the 2024 Olympics opening ceremony

Jul. 25, 2024 03:09 AM EDT

The opening ceremony for the Paris Olympics is set for Friday. Instead of a traditional march into a stadium, about 10,500 athletes will parade on more than 90 boats on the Seine River for 6 kilometers (3.7 miles). This will start the ceremony, not mark the end of it, another break...

Eiffel Tower stadium wows Olympic beach volleyball players: 'I got goosebumps'

Jul. 24, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Lézana Placette felt a wave of calm looking up at Paris' most iconic landmark. “Whenever I get a bit nervous, I’ll just turn my head and look at the Eiffel Tower. That should help remind me what I play for,” the French beach volleyball player said, standing on...

French air force mission makes stopover in Indonesia to boost security ties

Jul. 24, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — France's air force made a stopover in Indonesia’s capital on Wednesday, part of a visit to Southeast Asia that's meant to display French commitment to security in the Indo-Pacific region amid growing Chinese maritime activity there. The French mission,...

IOC approves French Alps' bid backed by President Macron to host the 2030 Winter Olympics

Jul. 24, 2024 10:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French Alps were named as the 2030 Winter Games host by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday, though with conditions attached and signoff required from whoever is the next prime minister of France. French President Emmanuel Macron helped present the bid...

Olympics 2024: How to watch, when it starts, key dates in Paris

Jul. 24, 2024 05:35 AM EDT

The 2024 Olympics is getting underway this week. Stay on top of all the action — everything on the track, courts and fields, in the pools and all the other events — with this guide that tells you everything you need to know about the event in Paris. How can I watch the Olympics? ...

Russian-linked cybercampaigns put a bull's-eye on France. Their focus? The Olympics and elections

Jul. 24, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Photos of blood-red hands on a Holocaust memorial. Caskets at the Eiffel Tower. A fake French military recruitment drive calling for soldiers in Ukraine, and major French news sites improbably registered in an obscure Pacific territory, population 15,000. All are part...

France's Macron says he'll keep the centrist caretaker government on through the Olympics

Jul. 23, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he will keep a centrist caretaker government on through the Olympics to avoid “disorder," brushing aside an 11th-hour prime minister nomination by the country's leftist coalition. Macron made his widely expected...

France to get conditional approval to host 2030 Winter Games at IOC meeting before Paris Olympics

Jul. 23, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France will get just a partial Olympic win on Wednesday when its bid to host the 2030 Winter Games is presented to IOC members. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach confirmed Tuesday that full approval for the bid — centered on ski resorts in the...