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    Fila partners with breakdance champion ahead of the sport’s Olympic debut


    Fila has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Italian breaking champion Alessandra Chillemi. Breakdancing will be included for the first time on the Olympic Games’ agenda at Paris 2024. Chillemi, 23, was born in Messina, Italy, and is better known as Bgirl. She was crowned Italian Breakdancing Champion at the ...

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    French Ministry of Sports to establish ethics committee


    France’s minister of sports and Olympic and Paralympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, has announced the creation of a “national committee to strengthen ethics and democratic life in sport.” The committee will comprise qualified personalities from all horizons, the minister said. Once installed, it is expected to present proposals for a reform ...

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    FIFA is reportedly considering taking over the Stade de France


    According to French sports daily L’Equipe, FIFA is considering taking over the Stade de France after the football governing body’s president, Gianni Infantino, discussed the matter with France’s president Emmanuel Macron during a meeting in Paris last month, the report says. FIFA has, however, denied its interest in purchasing the ...

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    BT Sport to be renamed TNT Sports, Eurosport follows in the UK and Ireland


    BT Sport will change its name following the merger with Warner Bros Discovery last year. The two companies formed a 50:50 pay-TV sports joint venture in September 2022. TNT Sports will take over BT Sport’s live offerings in July. Starting in 2023/24, the Premier League matches will be broadcasted on ...

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    Paris 2024 unveils visual identity


    The Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG) for Paris 2024 has unveiled the “Look of the Games,” as the committee describes it in a statement. The visual identity of the upcoming Olympics was presented on Feb. 8 in Paris in the presence of Tony Estanguet, president of ...

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    Paris 2024 sports director resigns for personal reasons


    Jean-Philippe Gatien has resigned from his position as sports director of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games organizing committee. According to Insidethegames, which first reported the news on Jan. 27, Gatien stepped down due to “personal reasons.” Aurélie Merle, executive director of sports competition and deputy sports director on ...

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    Germany and France imagine a “year of sport” at latest meeting


    A Franco-German Council of Ministers celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty in Paris on Jan 22 – a treaty of friendship between France and West Germany, signed by President Charles de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer on Jan 22, 1963 at the Élysée Palace. The recent Council of ...

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    Ukraine could boycott Paris 2024 if Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete


    The Ukrainian sports minister, Vadym Guttsait, has warned that the country could boycott the 2024 Paris Olympics if athletes from Russia and Belarus are allowed to compete. The announcement comes on the heels of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Jan. 25, saying it was favoring “a pathway for athletes’ ...

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    ​NBA and French government collaborate to promote basketball in France and Africa


    NBA commissioner Adam Silver and French president Emmanuel Macron have unveiled a plan to collaborate on various initiatives meant to elevate basketball in France and Africa at all levels. Silver, Macron as well as NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, NBA head of basketball operations Joe Dumars and French Basketball Federation ...

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    Paris 2024 reveals its mascots


    The president of the Games’ organizing committee, Tony Estanguet, has unveiled the identity of the Paris 2024 official mascots for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, “The Phryges,” named after the iconic French cap, the “Phrygian” (pronounced fri-jee-uhn). Their anthropomorphic design is an evolution of this piece of France’s cultural ...

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    i-Run raises €100 million from group of investors


    i-Run, a French online and offline retailer specializing in running apparel and shoes, has reached an agreement with a group of long-term investors led by Geneo Capital Entrepreneur in a deal worth a total of around €100 million. This equity investment is meant to allow i-Run to enter a new ...

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    Decathlon becomes official partner of Paris 2024


    Decathlon has become an official partner of the Paris edition of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled for 2024. The company will be supplying the games’ 45,000 volunteers with a variety of products, holding a number of related events at its 300-odd stores in France, introducing a capsule collection with ...

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    Geopolitical challenges affecting preparations for 2024 Paris Games


    Tony Estanguet, president of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, called for additional sponsors to keep the momentum going. Speaking at a plenary session of the coordinating commission, also attended by the IOC, Estanguet pointed out that the current global geopolitical and economic problems are impacting preparations ...

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    Paris 2024 combines art and sport in its Cultural Olympiad


    The Paris 2024 Organising Committee has launched its Cultural Olympiad, a program in which art and sport enrich each other and interact with the Paris 2024 Games. The Cultural Olympiad explores the connections between art and athletics and the values they share of excellence, inclusion, cultural diversity and universalism, among ...

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    IOC announces new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for Paris 2024


    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a new four-sport Olympic qualifier series for the Olympic Games Paris 2024. The new qualifier series will include four sports – BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding, and sport climbing. Three festival-style events will gather the best athletes from each of the four sports. These ...

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    Paris 2024 announces departure of its chief commercial officer


    Marlène Masure will be leaving her position as director of partnership and business development (chief commercial officer) on the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee (COJO) in March “to pursue a new professional opportunity.” Her role, which she had taken over in April 2019, has now been split ...