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France's Bastille Day parade meets the Olympic torch relay in an exceptional year

Jul. 14, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris hosted an extra-special guest for France’s national holiday Sunday — the Olympic flame lighting up the city’s grandiose military parade for Bastille Day. Just 12 days before the French capital hosts exceptionally ambitious and high-security Summer Games,...

Brazil's Andrade looks to defend vault gold medal at Paris Olympics

Jul. 14, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rebeca Andrade had a third ACL surgery in her right knee five years ago. That almost stopped her career right there, before she even made it to the Olympics. It turns out she wasn't quite done. Not even close. Andrade has big plans for the Paris...

Smith scores and US women's soccer gets 1-0 revenge win over Mexico ahead of the Olympics

Jul. 14, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Sophia Smith scored in the 64th minute and the United States got revenge for a loss to Mexico earlier this year with a 1-0 victory in the rematch on Saturday. The friendly match at Red Bull Arena was the first of two tune-up games for the United States ahead...

China tries to go for 8-for-8 sweep in diving gold at the Paris Olympics

Jul. 14, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

Chinese divers won seven of eight gold medals at the last Olympics in Tokyo, termed one of the greatest performances in Olympic history. Even more is expected this time in Paris. China has ruled diving for decades. But it's never pulled off the elusive gold sweep at...

Spain and England to contest Euro 2024 final in a former Nazi stadium where Jesse Owens won gold

Jul. 13, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An imposing stadium with a dark history will host the European Championship final between Spain and England on Sunday. Built for the 1936 Olympic Games, Berlin's Olympic stadium still bears the scars of World War II and contains relics from its Nazi past. ...

Dutch rower makes it to Paris Olympics two years after nearly losing her life in a bicycle crash

Jul. 13, 2024 13:20 PM EDT

Two years ago, doctors were by the hospital bed of Dutch rower Marloes Oldenburg asking if she wanted to donate her organs in case the risky surgery they were about to perform on her didn’t go well. She had just been airlifted to a hospital with her back broken into multiple places...

Peaceful pre-Olympic protest in Paris honors fallen Ukrainian athletes

Jul. 13, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a powerful tribute to the hundreds of Ukrainian athletes who have perished since the Russian invasion of their homeland, the Union of Ukrainians of France led a peaceful march of several hundred people in Paris on Saturday. The demonstration, held in the run-up to this month’s...

French sports minister takes a dip in the Seine ahead of Paris Olympics

Jul. 13, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French sports minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra took a symbolic dip in the Seine on Saturday in a bid to ease concerns about water quality before the start of the Paris Olympics. Oudéa-Castéra, dressed in a body suit, dove into the famous river after an initial slip...

Riviera formally announced as golf site for LA Olympics in 2028

Jul. 12, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Golf Federation made it official Friday by announcing with Los Angeles Olympic organizers that Riviera Country Club will host the golf competition in 2028. Riviera already has been preparing for the Los Angeles Games. A year ago, it...

Paris Olympics: What to know, who to watch during the tennis competition

Jul. 12, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the tennis competition at the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch — Rafael Nadal, Spain: He already owns gold medals in singles (2008) and doubles (2016 with Marc López), to go alongside his 22 Grand Slam titles, and he is dominant on red clay,...