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French PM poised to take caretaker role in deadlocked France

        By Jurgen HECKER   French Prime Minister Gabriel Attal was set to resign but stay on as head of a caretaker government Tuesday, officials said, with no replacement in sight as divided parliamentary groups succumb to infighting. President Emmanuel Macron is expected to accept Attal's resignation after Tuesday's cabinet meeting -- the first since his allies got roundly beaten in a snap National Assembly election called […]

todayJuly 16, 2024 5


‘It’s always an honour to represent Namibia’: Looser

    Female road cyclist Vera Looser says she is ready to represent Namibia at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, which take place from 26 July to 11 August. The multi-sport event will feature athletes competing in 329 events across 32 sports in Paris, France, with some competitions starting on 24 July 2024. Team Namibia will participate in cycling (road and mountain bike), marathon running, and swimming. Looser, who will […]

todayJuly 9, 2024 13


U.S. military bases placed on high alert

Several US military bases across Europe have been placed on heightened alert, with the Pentagon citing the risk of terror attacks. Trent Murray reports from Berlin. According to CNN, it is not clear what intelligence triggered the heightened security, but European authorities have warned of a potential terror threat on the continent, especially ahead of the Paris Olympics in July and during the current European football championships in Germany. The […]

todayJuly 2, 2024 6


Flushed with success: NZ’s Kerr pursues Games gold with toilet tactic

    New Zealand high jumper Hamish Kerr aims to add Olympic gold in Paris to his world indoor title -- by deploying tactical toilet breaks to help him mentally reset. The 27-year-old calls himself "The flying Kiwi" and Kerr soared to the indoor crown in March in Glasgow, winning gold with a personal best of 2.36 metres. It remains the highest jump by any athlete this year. "I love […]

todayJune 5, 2024 5


Senegal ex-rifleman in his 90s to carry Olympic flame in France

    At over 90 years old, former Senegalese rifleman Oumar Dieme considers it something of a miracle that he will be carrying the Olympic flame as part of the opening of this summer's Paris Games. In the shade of mango and silk-cotton trees, he recounts his time in the "Senegalese tirailleurs" -- a corps of African infantrymen who fought for France during the two world wars and various decolonisation […]

todayMay 28, 2024 6


Paris 2024 Games flame to be lit in ancient Olympia

    The sacred flame for the Paris 2024 Olympics is to be lit Tuesday in ancient Olympia, birthplace of the ancient Games, for an epic torch relay stretching from the Acropolis to the South Pacific. Hundreds of dignitaries and spectators are expected to attend the ritual in the small Peloponnese town in southwestern Greece where the Olympics were born in 776 BCE, and where the ceremony is held every […]

todayApril 16, 2024 2


Paris Olympics organisers condemn racist attacks on Nakamura

The organising committee of the Paris Olympics said it was shocked by "racist" attacks made by far-right French groups against Malian-French singer Aya Nakamura. The attacks, according to the BBC, were triggered by reports that Nakamura would perform a song by the legendary 20th-century French singer Édith Piaf at the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics in July. On Sunday, the far-right group Les Natifs protested in Paris with a […]

todayMarch 12, 2024 14


Kelvin Kiptum: the Kenyan runner who redefined what it takes to win marathons

  By Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, Stephen F. Austin State University   Kenyan athletics has lost Kelvin Kiptum, the marathon world record holder who was destined to be the first person to run the race in under two hours. The runner, aged only 24, died on 10 February in a car accident that also claimed his coach Gervais Hakizimana, 37, from Rwanda. The accident occurred near one of the high-altitude […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 8


Paris Olympics chief faces legal probe over pay

French investigators have opened a legal probe into the pay of the head of the Paris Olympics organising committee, a source close to the case told AFP on Tuesday. The investigation by magistrates specialised in financial crimes began "last week" and will look into the manner in which Estanguet receives his pay as chief executive of the organising committee, the source said on condition of anonymity. Estanguet is paid 270,000-euro […]

todayFebruary 6, 2024 3