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Paris 2024 Olympic Games

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Bare-bones gym breeds Olympians in Philippines boxing capital Bago

  At a bare-bones gym in the central Philippines, children from poor families in torn shoes put on frayed head guards and get to work in pursuit of their Olympic boxing dream -- and a way out of poverty. Aged 10-18, the young boxers spar in the Bago city gymnasium after school before sleeping under the ring's canvas at night. Located on the island of Negros, in the sugar-growing region […]

todayJuly 10, 2024 3


Former Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz banned for doping

    Brazil's 2016 Olympic champion Thiago Braz will not be able to attempt to regain his title in Paris this year having been banned for 16 months for doping on Tuesday by the Athletics Integrity Unit. "The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has banned Rio 2016 Olympic champion Thiago Braz for 16 months for the presence of ostarine glucuronide," read an AIU statement. The 30-year-old had protested his innocence saying […]

todayMay 29, 2024 6


Coe divides Olympic movement with prize money move

  World Athletics president Sebastian Coe's decision to award prize money to Olympic gold medallists may have been welcomed by athletes but the move has upset some of his fellow federation bosses and surprised seasoned observers of the Games. Coe put the cat among the pigeons when he announced last week that track and field gold medallists at the Paris Games this year will receive $50,000 (47,000 euros), a first […]

todayApril 19, 2024 3


Paris 2024 Forum celebrates life−changing legacy of sport

With just over 100 days to go before the first athletes take to the Olympic stage at Paris 2024, the benefits already achieved by the Games for the people of Paris, France and beyond are being celebrated. Representatives from all levels of government, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee, the IOC, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the public came together for the Paris 2024 Forum with the aim of taking stock of the […]

todayMarch 18, 2024 19


Olympic and paralympic event at the FNCC on Thursday, march 14th, 2024 in the run-up to Paris 2024 olympic and paralympic games

The French Embassy, together with the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre, the National Olympic and Paralympic Committees and the Ministry of Sports, Youth and National Service, is pleased to announce the upcoming event on March 14th, in the morning, at the FNCC, against the backdrop of the third Relay around the World in the run-up to Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. March 14th is the date chosen for the 3rd […]

todayMarch 13, 2024 5