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Swell news for Tahiti as Paris opts to host Olympic surfing 10,000 miles away

Organisers criticised over environmental impact as site is thousands of miles from host cityThe organisers of the 2024 Paris Olympics have chosen Tahiti as the site for surfing events, arguing that the waves are more dependable than the French coast, d…

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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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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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Isaiah Rivera wins slam dunk contest in Paris using Blake Griffin as prop – video

NBA stars Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony, Kemba Walker and WNBA star Maya Moore along with filmmaker Spike Lee helped judge the 15th edition of Quai54 slam dunk contest in Paris.The competition, which was part of the world streetball…

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Women’s World Cup fever yet to take hold in Paris as tournament nears

The biggest Women’s World Cup in history is kicking off at the Parc des Princes on Friday but in the city there is not the air of anticipation you would expectWith the biggest Women’s World Cup in history kicking off at the Parc des Princes in Paris on…

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Brazilian football star Neymar accused of raping woman in Paris hotel

The Paris Saint-Germain star denies claims in a police document that he assaulted a woman last monthThe Brazilian footballer Neymar has been accused of raping a woman in a hotel in Paris last month, according to a police document in Brazil.The player’s…

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Stabbed Manchester United fan recovering after surgery in Paris

• Man, 44, attacked after Champions League game• United hope fan can return home ealy next weekThe Manchester United fan who was stabbed on Wednesday night in Paris is recovering from surgery, with the hope being he can return home at the start of next…

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Manchester United fan stabbed in Paris after PSG defeat

Man, 44, reportedly undergoes emergency operation after attack with ‘large blade’A Manchester United fan is being treated in hospital in France for a stabbing injury shortly after the English side knocked Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League…

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Fans line Paris streets as Geraint Thomas wins Tour de France

The Welshman – the first to win the tour – crossed the finish line on the Champs Élysées alongside teammate Chris FroomeThousands of fans lined the streets of Paris on Sunday to see Geraint Thomas become the first Welshman to take home cycling’s bigges…

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France team celebrate World Cup win with Paris victory parade

Open-top bus travels down Champs-Élysées as hundreds of thousands cheer squad onFrance’s young, World Cup-winning football team have staged a victorious home-coming parade in an open-top bus down the Champs Élysées as hundreds of thousands of supporter…

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Police and football fans clash in Paris after France’s World Cup victory – video

Minor clashes between French police and football fans have taken place in Paris after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the World Cup final. Thousands of fans partied on Paris’ Champs-Élysées to celebrate the victory but some fans could be seen throwing proje…

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A day of glory: how the French press covered World Cup victory

Ecstatic commentators reached for the superlatives after the 4-2 victory over CroatiaAllez les bleus! After early hopefuls Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain bowed out earlier than expected in the tournament, there remained just one of the original f…

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Paris celebrates World Cup win as one million fans fill Champs-Élysées

Supporters with tears in their eyes express ‘total love’ for young, diverse French squad Tens of thousands of supporters wrapped in red, white and blue flags and singing the French national anthem have poured on to the Champs-Élysées in Paris to celebr…

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France pins its hopes on Kylian Mbappé, the boy from the banlieue

The country’s new football hero has given pride and a positive image to the urban ghetto where he was raisedBeneath grey apartment buildings in the poor suburb of Bondy, north-east of Paris, there was a familiar sound of summer afternoons: the thud of …

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France fans celebrate in Paris after side reaches the World Cup final – video

These were the scenes in Paris as France confirmed their place in the World Cup final. Samuel Umtiti’s goal was enough to win the tie for Les Bleus as they beat Roberto Martínez’s Belgium side. Hundreds of fans packed the streets of Paris to celebrate,…

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‘Urban dirt bikes saved my life’ – a photo essay

Hunted by police but idolised by followers, some street riders have risen from their inner-city neighbourhoods to find fame and big money sponsorship. Could urban dirt biking do a Nascar?All photographs by M Holden Warren“This is to dirt bike culture w…

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Los Angeles reaches deal over hosting 2028 Summer Olympics

  • Paris expected to land 2024 Games after Tokyo hosts in 2020
  • IOC president Thomas Bach welcomes LA’s decision

Los Angeles has accepted a deal to stage the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games – which means that the 2024 Games will be heading to Paris.

The Los Angeles Organising Committee confirmed that it had signed a contract with the International Olympic Committee that will see it given £1.8bn to compensate it for stepping aside until 2028 and to help it increase participation for youth sports programmes.

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Murray beats Khachanov to reach a seventh French Open quarter-final

Andy Murray gave a clinical display to beat Karen Khachanov 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 at the French Open and reach the 29th grand slam quarter-final of his career. The world No1, the beaten finalist at Roland Garros in 2016, was rarely under pressure in his fourth…

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2024 only chance for Paris Olympics, says bid chairman – video

The co-president of Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid, Tony Estanguet, says that while he is supportive of the mood within the IOC to award the locations of both the 2024 and the 2028 Olympic Games in September, the French capital will not be in the running for the latter

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2024 only chance for Paris Olympics, says bid chairman – video

The co-president of Paris’s 2024 Olympic bid, Tony Estanguet, says that while he is supportive of the mood within the IOC to award the locations of both the 2024 and the 2028 Olympic Games in September, the French capital will not be in the running for the latter

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