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Breakdancing takes step closer to Olympic debut in Paris

Jun. 25, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Breakdancing moved a step closer to the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, and now organizers can look to book a street venue in Paris. Called breaking in Olympic circles, its medal debut was last October at the Buenos Aires Youth Summer Games. The street dance competitions will have 16...

It's on: The World Cup clash between the US and France

Jun. 25, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It wasn't just fans who were looking forward to a quarterfinal clash between France and the defending champion United States at the Women's World Cup. Megan Rapinoe clearly was, too. "I hope it's huge and crazy. That's what it should be," Rapinoe said just after the match was set. "This is the...

Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Jun. 25, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in an early summer heat wave. Authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some parts...

IOC president cautions against profit-driven sports events

Jun. 25, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Seeking to protect sports bodies from independently run events, IOC President Thomas Bach asked local governments to resist promoting competitions he believes go against the Olympic ideal. The organizers of profit-driven sporting ventures are "cherry picking" events without...

Kvitova to decide this week whether to play at Wimbledon

Jun. 25, 2019 10:02 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says she will decide later this week if she's ready to play at the All England Club. The 29-year-old Czech player injured her left forearm during training in Paris ahead of the French Open and has not played since. The injury prevented her from...

France put on hot weather alert as heatwave reaches Europe

Jun. 24, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The sunset had an orange glow. So did the extreme weather warning for Paris. Meteorologists placed more than half of France, including around the capital, on alert for high temperatures Monday as a heatwave was expected to spread across continental Europe this week. National weather agency...

France beats Brazil 2-1 in extra time, reaches WCup quarters

Jun. 23, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

As the score remained tied in extra time and the clock ticked toward a penalty kicks shootout, France's stress kept increasing. Hosting the Women's World Cup, Les Bleues are expected to win the title or at least come close. "It's not simple. We're playing on our home turf," coach Corinne Diacre said through a...

Longtime Kenzo designers stage final show in Paris

Jun. 23, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It was quite literally the final curtain for Kenzo's Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday, after the duo's eight successful years at the creative helm of the house came to a close. With a 100-meter (110-yard) curtain on set, a surprise performance by singer Solange and...

Secret gardens and co-ed styles hit Paris men's collections

Jun. 22, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A frothing cherub fountain constructed of striped fabric drew the eyes and camera lenses of VIP guests at Thom Browne's fantastical Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday. Here are highlights from Browne and other designers for spring-summer 2020 menswear, including the many houses showing co-ed...

Dior brings art to Paris fashion for sculpted men's show

Jun. 21, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Dior brought art to Paris Fashion Week on Friday as designer Kim Jones used a monumental plaster sculpture on the runway to inspire his architectural show. Guests including Kate Moss, Christina Ricci and Kelly Osbourne marveled at the giant artwork by American artist Daniel Arsham that spelled...