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Paris wants to host Olympic surfing competitions on Tahiti

Polynesian island is suggested as alternative to Atlantic coast locations of French mainlandFrance is proposing to hold the 2024 Olympic surfing competitions on the island of Tahiti.Paris, which will host the summer Games, has reportedly suggested the …

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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Euro 2020 draw: team-by-team guide to the 20 qualified nations

All you need to know about the teams entering the draw on Saturday for next summer’s European Championship finals Continue reading…

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N’Golo Kanté denies he was threatened by man carrying gun in row over agents

Website says it has recording of adviser admitting threats Chelsea midfielder rejects claim he was pressured to sack agent N’Golo Kanté has denied he was threatened by someone carrying a gun months after his transfer to Chelsea amid an extraordinary di…

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Olympic committee’s deal with Airbnb angers Paris authorities

Mayor of 2024 host city has promised to rein in website, blamed for pushing up rentsParis city authorities have reacted angrily to what they call a “risky” deal between the Olympic committee and the short-term tourist rental company Airbnb.Officials in…

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Turkey qualify for Euro 2020 finals after holding Iceland to goalless draw

• 0-0 draw in Group H also secures France a place in the finals• Iceland’s Hordur Magnusson came close to snatching a winTurkey qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a goalless draw in their Group H game against Iceland – with the result also ensurin…

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Turkey qualify for Euro 2020 finals after holding Iceland to goalless draw

• 0-0 draw in Group H also secures France a place in the finals• Iceland’s Hordur Magnusson came close to snatching a winTurkey qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a goalless draw in their Group H game against Iceland – with the result also ensurin…

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Raymond Poulidor obituary

French cyclist who achieved a record eight podium finishes in the Tour de France but never wore the leader’s yellow jerseyRaymond Poulidor, who has died aged 83, became France’s most popular cycle racer – and arguably its most best-loved sportsman – th…

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Lampard denies feeling pressure to pick Batshuayi and Giroud at Chelsea

• Belgium and France coaches complain about lack of games• ‘I have to pick squad for the best of Chelsea,’ Lampard saysFrank Lampard has warned Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud that he will not prioritise their international careers over Chelsea’s ne…

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Frank Lampard criticises France over handling of injured N’Golo Kanté

• Chelsea manager wanted Kanté back sooner for treatment• Lampard unimpressed with communication and DeschampsFrank Lampard has accused France of a lack of communication and criticised Didier Deschamps after N’Golo Kanté returned from international dut…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo hits 700th career goal, Giroud on target again

• Yarmolenko also nets as Ukraine edge out Portugal • Mitrovic double downs Lithuania, France held by TurkeyCristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal when he converted a 72nd-minute penalty in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier defeat by Ukraine.The 3…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Kanté injured in warm-up as France sink Iceland

• N’Golo Kanté was due to start but picked up injury in warm-up• France and Turkey top of Group H; Portugal and Ukraine winOlivier Giroud scored the only goal from the penalty spot as world France claimed a 1-0 victory in their crunch Euro 2020 qualifi…

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Judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott: I stand by my verdict

‘I cannot believe he’s being received by the Queen,’ says French judge The French judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott of assaulting his girlfriend has criticised the former England cricketer after he was knighted and says she stands by her decision to…

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Euro 2020 roundup: Ronaldo gets four, France stroll it, Czechs bounce back

• Ronaldo takes international tally to 93 in 5-1 win over Lithuania• Czech Republic leapfrog Kosovo with 3-0 victory in MontenegroPortugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international goals tally to 93 when he scored four times to give the European…

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Euro 2020 roundup: France find it easy after Albania anthem embarrassment

• 4-1 win for world champions follows Stade de France PA gaffe• Portugal get campaign on track with 4-2 win in SerbiaA weakened France side scored four goals for the fourth time in five Euro 2020 qualifiers as the Group H leaders swept aside Albania 4-…

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Why homophobic incidents are scarring French football

A standoff between ultras and authorities forms the backdrop to banners and chants that have brought games to a haltAt the offices of France’s Ligue de Football Professionel on Rue Léo Delibes, the hope had been that Thursday would deliver a first step…

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Emiliano Sala and crash pilot ‘probably poisoned by fumes’

Toxicology tests on footballer’s body show fatal levels of carbon monoxide exposureThe footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes in their small plane that crashed in the Channel in January, invest…

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Franky Zapata: French inventor crosses Channel by hoverboard – video

French inventor Franky Zapata has successfully crossed the Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard on his second attempt, after being knocked off balance during his first try last month. The 22-mile trip from Sangatte in northern France took Zapata 20 minu…

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Blood, rain and cheers: Tour de France 2019 – in pictures

With 21 stages of racing for 176 riders from 22 teams – over a distance of 3,480km – this year’s Tour comes to an end in Paris, so here are some of our favourite images from the last three weeksThe race brings highs and lows for the riders, both in the…

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From VAR drama to a viral video: six key Women’s World Cup moments

After 50 games and 141 goals we pick some of the tournament’s most significant talking points before its final weekendWhen the Lionesses captain, Steph Houghton, stepped up to the penalty spot the weight of England’s hopes and dreams were on her should…