Olympics-Paris 2024 Organizers Warned Security And Transport A Risk By Top French Auditors

PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Organizers of the Paris 2024 Olympics need to finalize their security plans for the Games, France’s top audit body said on Tuesday, warning that the opening ceremony on the River Seine posed a major challenge and would likely need police support. In a report presented to the French parliament, the Court of Auditors made 15 recommendations to the organizing committee, highlighting concerns around a reliance on[Read More…]

Swimming-World Athletics President Coe Says State Of Women’s Sports Is ‘Fragile’

March 21 (Reuters) – World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said the state of women’s sports is “very fragile” and sports federations need to get it right when writing rules for transgender female athletes. Coe’s comments come after University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas became the first transgender NCAA champion in Division I[Read More…]

Ping Pong Diplomacy

“Friendship first, competition second, that same thing still resonates and has great meaning in 2021,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday night while Houston hosted the 2021 World Table Tennis Championships and commemorated the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. “As the nation’s most diverse and welcoming city, Houston[Read More…]