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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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Euro 2024: Austria earn victory against Poland, Ukraine fight back to beat Slovakia

.Austria claimed a convincing 3-1 win over Poland in Berlin on Friday to take a step towards the Euro 2024 knock-out rounds.

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France and Netherlands produce Euro 2024’s first stalement as Mbappe sits out

France and the Netherlands edged towards the last 16 of Euro 2024 after a 0-0 draw in Leipzig that failed to catch fire in the absence of Kylian Mbappe.

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French swimming star Léon Marchand secures place at Paris Olympics

In this week's edition of Destination Paris, we focus on French star Léon Marchand, who dominated the French swimming trials to secure his place at the Paris Olympics. We also look at preparations for the opening ceremony on the River Seine. Plus, we bring you an excerpt from an exclusive FRANCE 24 interview with Olympic icon Tommie Smith. He reflects on the historic moment when he and his teammate John Carlos raised their fists on the podium in Mexico at the 1968 Olympics to denounce racism in the United States.

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