Countdown clock for Paris Olympics hits 100-day mark on same day Olympic Torch is lit

[ad_1] PARIS — The Olympic Torch is lit and the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics is 100 days away. The countdown clock in Paris hit the 100-day mark Tuesday. That came on the same day the torch was lit at the birthplace of the sporting competition in Ancient Olympia, Greece. A relay of torchbearers … Read more

Paris-bound Olympians look forward to a post-COVID Games with fans in the stands

[ad_1] NEW YORK — The biggest races, routines and games for many of this generation’s Olympic athletes were contested in front of mostly empty stands, largely devoid of coaches to help them out or friends and family to cheer them on. That was three years ago at the COVID-19 Summer Olympics and two years ago … Read more

Paris prepares for 100-day countdown to the Olympics. It wants to rekindle love for the Games

[ad_1] PARIS — In Paris’ outskirts, a bright-eyed young girl is eager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games to end. That’s because the swimming club where 10-year-old Lyla Kebbi trains will inherit an Olympic pool. It will be dismantled after the Games and trucked from the Olympic race venue in Paris’ high-rise business district to … Read more

Macron says Olympic opening ceremony could be moved if security risk is too high

[ad_1] French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said the opening ceremony for the Paris Olympics planned on the River Seine could be shifted instead to the Stade de France if the security threat is deemed too high. France is on high security alert ahead of the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, which are expected to draw … Read more

Olympic track uniforms spark online debate

[ad_1] PARIS — U.S. track and field athletes have around four dozen pieces to choose from when assembling their uniforms at the Olympics. The one grabbing the most attention is a high-cut leotard that barely covers the bikini line and has triggered debate between those who think it is sexist and others who argue they … Read more

Soon to be a 2-time Olympic host city, Salt Lake City’s zest for the Games is now an outlier

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — Reminders of the 2002 Winter Olympics are nestled in every nook and cranny of Utah’s capital city, from a towering Olympic cauldron that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley to an Olympic emblem stamped on manhole covers downtown. As visitors leave the airport, they are greeted with a can’t-miss Olympic arch … Read more

Soon to be a 2-time Olympic host city, Salt Lake City’s zest for the Games is now an outlier

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — Reminders of the 2002 Winter Olympics are nestled in every nook and cranny of Utah’s capital city, from a towering Olympic cauldron that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley to an Olympic emblem stamped on manhole covers downtown. As visitors leave the airport, they are greeted with a can’t-miss Olympic arch … Read more

Track and field introducing prize money at Olympics with Paris gold medalists to get $50,000

[ad_1] MONACO — Track and field is set to become the first sport to introduce prize money at the Olympics, with World Athletics saying Wednesday it would pay $50,000 to gold medalists in Paris. The governing body of athletics said it was setting aside $2.4 million to pay the gold medalists across the 48 events … Read more

Soon to be a 2-time Olympic host city, Salt Lake City’s zest for the Games is now an outlier

[ad_1] SALT LAKE CITY — Reminders of the 2002 Winter Olympics are nestled in every nook and cranny of Utah’s capital city, from a towering Olympic cauldron that overlooks the Salt Lake Valley to an Olympic emblem stamped on manhole covers downtown. As visitors leave the airport, they are greeted with a can’t-miss Olympic arch … Read more

Paris exhibit shows how the Olympics mirror society

[ad_1] PARIS — More than a sporting competition, the Olympics are also a powerful political stage widely used in the past by totalitarian regimes as a propaganda tool but also by athletes as a driver of change in the fight against racial inequalities. Before this summer’s Paris Olympics, an exhibit in the French capital shows … Read more