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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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Tour de France : Pogačar wins his fifth mountain stage

Tadej Pogacar will be firmly in the spotlight as he goes down the ramp last on Sunday's final day individual time trial in his adopted home of Monaco, with a third Tour de France title all but secured. More information with FRANCE 24 sports journalist James Vasina.

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Ukraine unveils Olympic stamp to support its only 140 athletes to compete in Paris

Ukraine is sending its smallest ever delegation to this year's Olympics – just 140 athletes from Ukraine will be competing here in Paris from next weekend, as war rages on at home. To help support the team, Kyiv has launched a special set of six postage stamps, which feature the various sports in which Ukraine has previously won awards and medals. Story by Rachel Griffiths.

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From money and politics to dirty water: Paris’s long and winding road to the Olympics

Paris's road to the 2024 Olympics has been anything but plain sailing. From political bickering, to last minute sponsors and nail-biting suspense over the cleanliness of the Seine river, the Games – held exactly 100 years since Paris last hosted the event – “must be a success”, an Olympic source confided.

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