Latest 2024 Olympic Games News

France to boost sport practice ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

Oct. 14, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the government will help fund 5,000 local facilities to allow more people to practice sports, especially in the country’s poorest areas, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The announcement came hours...

Gator Chomp: Ledecky heads to Florida to work with Nesty

Sep. 22, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

Katie Ledecky will be learning a new stroke. The Gator Chomp. Ledecky announced Wednesday that she is moving to the University of Florida to be closer to home and train under Anthony Nesty, a rising star coach who will oversee...

France's Notre Dame cathedral secured at last. Next: rebuild

Sep. 18, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s Notre Dame Cathedral is finally stable and secure enough for artisans to start rebuilding it, more than two years after the shocking fire that tore through its roof, knocked down its spire and threatened to bring the rest of the medieval monument down, too. ...

CONCACAF under-20s instead of 23s to determine Olympic spots

Sep. 16, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF took an unusual decision to eliminate its men's Olympic qualifying tournament and will instead have under-20 teams determine its representatives at the Paris Games in 2024. The governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean...

Broadcasters urged to cancel plans to cover Beijing Olympics

Sep. 08, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Some of the world’s largest broadcasters including American network NBC are being asked by human rights groups to cancel plans to cover next year's Winter Olympics in Beijing. The Winter Games are scheduled to open on Feb. 4. The request comes in an open...

Column: Good start in Rio, Olympic golf hits stride in Tokyo

Aug. 10, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Her heart rate hit its peak only when Nelly Korda stood on the Olympic podium, not when she had a putter in her hand with a gold medal hanging on every shot. Six days earlier, the father of Xander Schauffele was the essence of calm as he shared his...

Olympic flag arrives in Paris ahead of 2024 Games

Aug. 09, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo brandished the Olympic flag on Monday in Paris upon her return from Tokyo, as the French capital will organize the Games in 2024. After leaving the plane at Charles de Gaulle airport, surrounded by many of France’s Olympic...

Paris calling: After Tokyo, Olympians hanker for 2024 Games

Aug. 08, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — They'll always have Paris. That thought, full of promise, has been a lifebuoy for athletes to cling to as they coped, as best they could, with thickets of restrictions at the pandemic-hit Tokyo Games that severely crimped their Olympic experience — and...

EXPLAINER: What's next for USA Basketball women's program

Aug. 08, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — All eyes will be on Paris now to see if the the U.S. women's team can keep its historic Olympic run after the Americans won their seventh consecutive gold medal at the Tokyo Games. But there will be major changes for the team. ...

Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics come to a nuanced end

Aug. 08, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ended with a typhoon blowing through and, still, a virus. In between: just about everything. The Tokyo Olympics, christened with “2020” but held in mid-2021 after being interrupted for a year by the...