The pre-Olympic basketball games were drawn: 24 teams looking for four places in Paris
Piraeus (Greece), Riga (Latvia), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Valencia (Spain) will host, from July 2 to 7 next year, the tournaments that will define the last four qualifiers for the Olympic Games.
Olympic women and the quest for equality
The annual recognition of the careers of several coaches served to affirm the idea of gender equality in Olympism.
From Dupont to Antetokounmpo: the list of figures focusing on Paris 2024 is growing
The French scrum medium will mutate, like Michael Hooper, to rugby 7 with a view to the Games. The double MVP of the NBA is scored for the Olympic qualification. Mbappé moderates his enthusiasm, in a clear contrast to Djokovic.
The IOC honored Laura Martinel and Taesuk Chang with the Trainer’s Lifetime Achievement Award
The Argentinian judo coach and the Korean fencing coach were recognized for their careers, at a ceremony attended by Thomas Bach, president of the IOC. “Both are outstanding ambassadors for Olympism and Olympic values, and both are worthy winners of this award,” said the German leader.
Russia has warned that it will not join the Olympic truce in protest of the sanction of its Olympic Committee
The UN General Assembly unanimously approved (118 votes in favor and none against) the traditional call for an Olympic truce for the Paris 2024 Games, but Russia and Syria abstained.