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21  juin     22h17
France labour and wait for second phase at Euro 2024 as Germany and Spain shine
Paul Myers    What is it with the captains of French national teams and their faces Rugby darling Antoine Dupont had his angular visage smashed up during the World Cup last year but defied the medical predictions about his fractured cheekbone to come back valiantly and lead his muscular troops to an agonising...
France boss Deschamps confirms Mbappé role for Netherlands clash at Euro 2024
Paul Myers    France boss Didier Deschamps confirmed that skipper Kylian Mbappé will feature in the squad for the second game in Group D at Euro against the Netherlands on Friday night despite a broken nose.
19  juin     16h27
France Euro 2024 squad remains upbeat as Mbappé recovers from broken nose
Paul Myers    Teammates of injured France skipper Kylian Mbappé on Wednesday sniffed at suggestions the squad would crack up in the absence of their star striker who broke his nose during their opening game at Euro .
Paris mayor to take a dip in the Seine the week of 15 July
RFI    Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo plans to swim in the Seine in mid July, with the exact date fixed for a day between July and June depending on the weather, she informed the French news agency AFP on Wednesday.
18  juin     15h16
River boats carry out successful Paris Olympics opening ceremony rehearsal
RFI    Onlookers in Paris were treated to a procession of boats taking part in a rehearsal along the Seine River on Monday afternoon. Olympic officials are confident that the near four hour opening ceremony will run like clockwork on July.
Olympics news website Insidethegames says ’banned’ from Paris 2024
RFI    Olympics news website, which was acquired by a Russian run fund, says it has been effectively banned from the Paris Olympics after its accreditation requests were turned down.
Nose his worth: France skipper Mbappé takes to social media to downplay injury
Paul Myers    France skipper Kylian Mbappé displayed his fighting spirit to an anxious nation on Tuesday with a call for designs for a face mask that he can wear for the rest of his team’s Euro campaign to protect his broken nose.
France team bosses sweat over Kylian Mbappé’s facial injury
Paul Myers    France football team head coach Didier Deschamps was sweating on Tuesday over the fitness of skipper and star striker Kylian Mbappé who injured his nose in a collision towards the end of his side’s win over Austria in their opening game at the European championships in Germany.
17  juin     21h58
France edge past Austria in opening Euro 2024 game
Paul Myers    Favourites France launched their Group D campaign at Euro on Monday night with a victory over Austria.
Favourites France encounter Austria at Euro 2024 with on-field statement in mind
Paul Myers    France launch their bid for a second European crown against Austria on Monday night. This comes amid controversy over political statements emanating from the squad selected for championships in Germany.
14  juin     11h41
World Cup finalists France race into Euro 2024 as favourites for the crown
Paul Myers    If Didier Deschamps leads France to victory in Germany, he will become only the second person, after German Berti Vogts, to win a European Championship as both a player and a manager.
11  juin     14h44
Olympic legend Tommie Smith comes to Paris to share stories of triumph and revolt
Paul Myers    Such is the aura of the Olympic metres gold medallist Tommie Smith that sports historians with multiple degrees melt in his presence and even grown women stand up and cry out for a picture with him because it’s their birthday.
09  juin     21h49
Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 15 - Intensity and rethinks
Paul Myers    Would you believe it, the organisers of the tournament are going to rethink the whole night session gig. So we must not ask how did they even get into the position where they’re thinking about a rethink. Clearly not enough intensity. Ask Alexander Zverev about that.
Victories for Swiatek and Alcaraz illuminate French Open as shadows persist
Paul Myers    Just as one French Open hegemon was offered his silky soft slippers to shuffle off into his living legend room, along comes a devotee to replace him.
Alcaraz outlasts Zverev over five sets to win first French Open title
Paul Myers    Third seed Carlos Alcaraz hoisted a first French Open crown on Sunday after a five set victory over the fourth seed Alexander Zverev. The match on Court Philippe Chatrier finished , , , , after four hours and minutes. Alcaraz, , becomes the youngest man to win trophies at...
08  juin     18h13
Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 14 - gains and pains
Paul Myers    And so Iga Swiatek won the title and Jasmine Paolini won our hearts. And their bank balances rose by . million and . million euros respectively.
Who was Alice Milliat, French pioneer of Women’s Olympic Games?
RFI    Born in in the western French city of Nantes, Alice Milliat was a keen rower and swimmer who, in , established the Women’s Olympic Games in Paris. Just over years later, this summer’s Games will be the first to see the same number of women athletes as men compete.
Swiatek romps past Paolini to lift fourth French Open crown
Paul Myers    Iga Swiatek swept to her fourth French Open title on Saturday afternoon with a dazzlingly ruthless blitz past the th seed Jasmine Paolini.
Zverev and Alcaraz strive to be the new name on French Open men’s singles trophy
Paul Myers    Alexander Zverev and Carlos Alcaraz will duel in the Paris sun on Sunday afternoon for the French Open men’s singles trophy. Awarded after seven best of five set matches, the Coupe des Mousquetaires is one of the most prestigious prizes in tennis.
Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 13 - Merit men on a mission
Paul Myers    Big hitting and ambition. It was all out there on a sunny day in Paris.
07  juin     17h42
Alcaraz edges Sinner to reach first final at French Open
Paul Myers    Third seed Carlos Alcaraz produced a performance of verve and enterprise on Friday afternoon to advance to his first final at the French Open.
Swiatek enters French Open showdown against Paolini as undisputed queen
Paul Myers    After the joy of the unherladed, the fear. Will Grand Slam final debutante Jasminie Paolini freeze amid the bally hoo and become another rapid victim of Iga Swiatek at the French Open The omens do not favour the year old Italian at all.
Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 12 - local lad wins trophy
Paul Myers    Edouard Roger Vasselin from France and Laura Siegemund from Germany won the mixed doubles title. And there were few surprises as Iga Swiatek marched into a fourth final where she will meet Jasmine Paolini.
06  juin     16h48
Swiatek surges past Gauff into French Open final
Paul Myers    Iga Swiatek asserted her dominance over Coco Gauff on Thursday to move into the final of the French Open for the fourth time.
Djokovic seeks rapid return after surgery to knee injured at French Open
Paul Myers    Tennis legend Novak Djokovic was recuperating on Thursday after undergoing surgery on the right knee that he injured during his fourth round match at the French Open on Monday afternoon.
Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 11 - shocks and snares
Paul Myers    We would have gotten away with the top four women meeting in the semis if it weren’t for an unheralded Italian and a pesky meddling kid.
05  juin     18h42
Andreeva forgets the plan to stun Sabalenka and reach French Open semi-final
Paul Myers    Seventeen year old Mirra Andreeva admitted she forgot the pre match tactics as she came from a set down on Wednesday evening to beat the second seed Aryna Sabalenka to advance to the semi finals at the French Open.
Paolini shocks Rybakina to move into semi-final at French Open
Paul Myers    Twelfth seed Jasmine Paolini advanced to her first semi final at a Grand Slam tournament on Wednesday with a gutsy , , victory over the fourth seed Elena Rybakina.
04  juin     22h07
Roland Garros: Five things we learned on Day 10 - there’s a new kid in town
Paul Myers    Novak Djokovic had to go. Ons Jabeur had a go before she went. And there’s a new man at the top. Moreover, exactly where is the concept of equality residing in the French tennis federation The review’s eagle eyed after another wild and wacky day at the French Open.
Tennis star Jabeur hits out at French Open organisers over scheduling choices
Paul Myers    Ninth seed Ons Jabeur on Tuesday hit out at the scheduling at the French Open after organisers chose to place a clash from the men’s singles draw for a th consecutive time in the night time session.