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Olympic torch relay seeks to win over sceptical Parisians

Olympic torch relay seeks to win over sceptical Parisians

The torch relay ahead of the Paris Olympics reached the French capital for the first time on Sunday, with organisers hoping to build enthusiasm for the Games among the city's sceptical residents. The flame was first glimpsed during the traditional military parade held every year on Bastille Day and then began its tour around the city from the Champs-Elysees.






Paris memorial for 1972 Munich massacre to be held in secret

Paris memorial for 1972 Munich massacre to be held in secret

The memorial ceremony for victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack at the upcoming Paris Games will be held in a secret location outside of the Olympic Village, Times of Israel reported Sunday. The ceremony was originally scheduled for 24 July at the Paris City Hall, but was cancelled due to concerns that it may be targeted by extremists, given heightened antisemitic and anti-Israel sentiment.



Team USA's success depends on more than just medals

Team USA's success depends on more than just medals

Success for Team USA in the Paris Olympics will be measured by more than just the number of medals won: according to US Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland in her interview with Rapid Response, where she talks about the anticipation and preparation for the Games in Paris and Los Angeles in 2028.