Latest France Olympic Team 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...

Boxing bouts fixed at 2016 Olympics, investigation finds

Sep. 30, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Boxing bouts for medals at the 2016 Olympics were fixed by “complicit and compliant” referees and judges, an investigation reported on Thursday. Investigator Richard McLaren was appointed by the International Boxing Association, known as...

French hockey official Luc Tardif elected IIHF president

Sep. 25, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — French official Luc Tardif was elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday ahead of the return of NHL players to the Olympics in February. Tardif, who was born and raised in Canada, beat German candidate Franz...

Slingsby's Aussies go for SailGP hat trick at Saint-Tropez

Sep. 10, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

Tom Slingsby’s Team Australia will go for a hat trick this weekend in the SailGP global league's regatta in Saint-Tropez, France. The Aussies had dominating wins in the last two regattas, in England in mid-July and Denmark three weeks ago, even though they weren’t at...

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...

Olympic Latest: Bach declares Tokyo Olympics officially over

Aug. 08, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The Tokyo Olympics are officially over. IOC President Thomas Bach...

The Perseverance Games: Surreal Olympics approach their end

Aug. 08, 2021 05:20 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The cauldron will be snuffed Sunday on the exhausting, enlightening, sometimes enraging 2020 Tokyo Olympics — held, actually, in 2021. These are the Games that were to be tolerated, not celebrated. They will be both. Imperfect but not...

NBC's Tirico reflects on Tokyo Games, looks ahead to Beijing

Aug. 07, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

Like many, Mike Tirico had some doubts about whether the Tokyo Games would go on. But once he landed in Japan last month to continue preparations as the host of NBC's primetime coverage, those concerns subsided. “When I got off the plane, it was the first time that I...

NBC presses on after rough start in transitional Olympics

Aug. 07, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On the penultimate day of the Tokyo Olympics, NBC Universal got the kind of picture that it pays for: Kevin Durant, draped in the American flag, exulting in the U.S. men's basketball team's gold medal victory over France. The team...

Springsteen, US fall to Swedes in jump off, earn silver

Aug. 07, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Springsteen family has gone platinum many times over. Time to make space for a little silver, too. Jessica Springsteen and the U.S. equestrian jumping team came up just short of Olympic gold, falling to Sweden in a jump off Saturday...