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Countdown to 2024 Paris Olympics: Greece lights flame in Olympia

On Tuesday, the flame for this summer’s Paris Olympics was lit at the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games in southern Greece in a meticulously choreographed ceremony. It will then be carried through Greece for more than 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) before being handed over to French organizers at the Athens venue used for the first modern Olympics in 1896.

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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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