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French women’s cricket team disbands after probe into fake matches

The future of the French international women’s cricket team is in doubt after 17 players called for an investigation into allegations that its governing body staged fake matches to secure funding from the International Cricket Council. With cricket set to become an Olympic sport after the 2024 Paris Games, FRANCE 24 looked at the reasons behind the team's collapse.

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Paralympic organisers count on team effort to create Paris Games breakout

Paralympic organisers, with a cast of compelling athletes and a record-breaking broadcasting deal, are hoping this year's Paris Games can mark a breakout.

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Brazil chosen to host 2027 Women’s World Cup as Gaza war overshadows FIFA congress

The Women's World Cup will take place in South America for the first time after Brazil was chosen to host the 2027 edition at a FIFA congress Friday marked by debate about the war in Gaza.

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Paris 2024 olympics: Refugee team member Saman Soltani is dreaming big

Welcome to "Destination Paris", FRANCE 24's new weekly show ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. Every Thursday we will be getting you into the Olympics spirit with the latest news, reports and guests. The world will be watching this summer as 10,500 athletes compete in 32 sports in Paris and elsewhere in France. FRANCE 24 has been following a few of them as they prepare for the Games. We speak to canoe sprinter Saman Soltani, who will be competing at her first Olympics with the IOC Refugee Team. Our correspondents meet Senegalese judoka Mbagnick Ndiaye, who hopes to bring back a medal. And here in France, our reporters met up with professional surfer Ainhoa Leiceaga, who is hoping to compete at the 2028 Olympics.

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