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WADA announces Independent Observer teams for Paris

WADA announces Independent Observer teams for Paris

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced its Independent Observer (IO) programme teams in preparation for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris. WADA’s IO programme is designed to enhance athlete and public confidence as to the quality, effectiveness and reliability of anti-doping programmes during the Games.



IOC president says urban sports crucial to Olympics' future

IOC president says urban sports crucial to Olympics' future

Thomas Bach emphasised the importance of urban sports for the future of the Olympics as he kicked off the second stop of the Olympic Qualifying Series yesterday in Budapest. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president has been impressed with the inaugural series of the OQS so far, with the Olympic trials which determine which athletes will compete in the Paris 2024 attracting thousands of spectators to watch over 450 athletes from more than 120 National Federations compete in breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding and sport climbing in a festival-like event fusing sport, art, music and culture in a festival atmosphere.




Torch Relay Stage 36: Nature, heritage and triathlon in Drôme

Torch Relay Stage 36: Nature, heritage and triathlon in Drôme

After the amazing Ocean Relay in the France Overseas Territories, the Olympic Torch headed north to the Drôme département. This land of contrasts, from Grignan and Hauterives to Valence, is ideal for resting between natural landscapes and towns and cities full of character. The highlight was a triathlon team relay in Valence, where the famous three-Michelin-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic lit the cauldron in front of a huge crowd.