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French football officials ask media to avoid election questions during Euro 2024

France's football federation has called for the national team's neutrality to be respected and for Les Bleus to not be politicised amid heightened uncertainty over elections back home as the side prepare to launch their Euro 2024 campaign.

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Rugby Sevens and Football get 2024 Paris Olympics ball rolling

Football and Rugby Seven matches will kick off the 2024 Paris Olympics on Wednesday, before the grandiose opening ceremony that will see hundreds of thousands of spectators line the banks of the River Seine on Friday. Secured by a huge police presence, Israel will play against Mali in men’s football as French rugby star Antoine Dupont and his team will face the US in men’s rugby. FRANCE 24's Antonia Kerrigan reports.

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In pictures: Paris in final preparations ahead of the 2024 Summer Olympics

Final preparations are under way as the French capital prepares to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Streets and bridges are closed, large areas are inaccessible, and security is tight as the city gears up for an unprecedented Opening Ceremony on Friday involving a 6-kilometre (4-mile) floating procession down the River Seine.

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Snoop Dogg to carry Olympic torch ahead of opening ceremony

American rapper Snoop Dogg will be one of the final torchbearers before the Olympics opening ceremony this Friday. There are rumours about who will be performing after sightings of Céline Dion and Lady Gaga in Paris. Also in Destination Paris, we catch up with Colombian racewalker Éider Arévalo as part of our four corners of the world series.

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