Latest France Olympic Team News

IOC reveals more talks with Peng Shuai, plans Europe visit

May. 20, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has continued to speak with Olympic officials since the Beijing Winter Games and wants to visit Europe soon, IOC president Thomas Bach said on Friday. The fallout from Peng's allegations last November of being sexually...

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

May. 11, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Maybe it’s the ćevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup. Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second straight season...

Players push Paris Olympics to find a new basketball venue

Mar. 24, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — After criticism from French national team players about a basketball venue planned for the 2024 Paris Olympics, organizers and the sport’s governing body agreed Thursday to find a new one. NBA players Evan Fournier and Rudy Gobert, who helped France win a silver...

Gymnastics, curling add Russian athletes to sports bans

Mar. 04, 2022 13:02 PM EST

Russia has been banned from international gymnastics and curling events in response to its invasion of Ukraine. The International Gymnastics Federation on Friday said Russian and Belarusian athletes or officials, including judges, will not be allowed to participate in sanctioned...