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Jordan Chiles has been a gymnast since the age of six. The 5'5 athlete grew up in Vancouver, WA, and was named after Michael Jordan, according to her profile on Team USA's website. Chiles told The Times that she considered quitting in 2017 after having a difficult experience with her former coaches. Jordan Chiles and Simone Biles train together and have been friends for years. "Hey Jordan, this is Michael Jordan.
Persons: , Jordan Chiles, Simone Biles, Chiles, Elsa, Michael Jordan, Suni Lee, Hezly Rivera, Jade Carey, Timothy, Gina Chiles, she'd, Biles, Carter, Beyoncé, Hey Jordan, Here's, Hope Organizations: Service, Paris Olympics, USA, Business, US, USA's, The New York Times, Times, The Times, UCLA, NBC, Nike, Beyoncé's Locations: Paris, Washington, Vancouver , WA, Texas, Tokyo
But with the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics just days away, the crowds have thinned to a trickle. “It’s a catastrophe,” said Mr. Pierret, surveying his near-empty terrace. Before him, thousands of brightly colored bleacher seats lined the quays of the Seine, which are now cordoned off. The river flowed by quietly — devoid of traffic — a scene reminiscent of Covid lockdowns. “The Olympics were supposed to be great for business,” Mr. Pierret said.
Persons: Fabrice Pierret, Le, Louis, , , ” Mr, Pierret, we’re Organizations: Olympics Locations: Seine
But if you walk a short distance away from the sparkling Stade de France, which is about six miles from downtown Paris, you’ll find a very different world. The Stade de France will host track and field events and Rugby sevens game during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty ImagesWorkers prepare an information board outside Stade de France in Saint Denis on July 3. Investment fueled by the Olympics has poured into Seine-Saint-Denis to fund improved public transit, more green spaces and better-quality housing, Troussel said. Funding for track and field facilities is entirely dependent on local governments.
Persons: you’ll, Denis, Geoffroy Van Der, Pierre Crom, Stéphane Troussel, Troussel, , Denis –, , “ It’s, ” Stéphane, Annette Kellermann, Emmanuel Macron, Laurence Baillargeau, Kylian Mbappé, Baillargeau, ” Baillargeau, ” Troussel, There’s, Denis Émotion, , Sandra Ribeiro, Ribeiro, ” Ribeiro, CSME Athlétisme, Cedric Jacqué, Anna Viallard, Athlétisme, Ville, Viallard, Mallory Leconte, Mallory Leconte “, ” Leconte, , ” Viallard, doesn’t, Mbappé, Baptiste Fernandez, Ait, Mouffok Organizations: CNN, Stade de France, Paris Olympics, Games, ” Regional, Olympics, Rugby, Getty Images Workers, Paris, Denis Departmental Council, Investment, Greater, Local, Real Madrid soccer, AS Bondy, Saint, Bois, CNN Sport, Parc Municipal des Sports, FFA, Team France, team, AS Bondy can’t Locations: Paris, France, Saint, Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt, AFP, Saint Denis, Seine, – Paris, Greater Paris, Île, La Courneuve, Bondy –, Montreuil, Portugal, Beijing, Aulnay, Perfe, Bondy, Épinay, Parc, Tenerife, Stade, , CA Sevran, Ait Mouffok, CSME, London
Chad Le Clos aims for second Olympic gold, aged 32
  + stars: | 2024-07-23 | by ( Daniel Renjifo | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +10 min
Chad Le Clos: I’ve just turned 32, so obviously it’s a little bit of a different stage in my life. What it means for everyone in my, let’s say, Chad Le Clos bubble. Chad Le Clos (left) and Michael Phelps (right) show off their medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Chad Le Clos after competing in a semi-final of the men's 100m butterfly, at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha, February 16, 2024. Le Clos: I’m pretty confident I’ll be in LA, respectfully.
Persons: Chad Le Clos, , Dirk Lange, Le Clos, Michael Phelps, FABRICE COFFRINI, I’ve, Phelps, Penny Haynes, I’m, You’ve, Sebastien Bozon, Michael Phelps’s, That’s, don’t, Michael, you’ve, dog’s, we’ll Organizations: CNN, Paris Olympics, Commonwealth Games, London, AFP, Getty, Olympic, Paris, Athens Olympics, Atlanta Olympics, , Getty Images CNN Locations: South, Tokyo, Germany, South Africa, German, Melbourne, Durban, AFP, London, Beijing, Doha, Budapest, Los, LA
We've combed through all of the global watch options and compiled everything you need to know about how to watch the Olympics, including free streaming options. How to watch the Olympics in the USAs usual, the Olympics will air on NBC, USA, and Peacock in the US. Sling TV Subscription For just the essentials without any extra fluff, Sling TV is the streaming service you're looking for. Viewers just need to make a free account and they'll be good to watch the entirety of the Olympics. How to watch the Olympics in FranceThe Paris Olympics will fittingly be available to watch on France.TV in France.
Persons: Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Sha'Carri Richardson, Rafael Nadal, marathoner Eliud, LeBron James, Peacock, they'll, you'll, ExpressVPN Organizations: Business, NBC, USA, BBC, Eurosport, France The Paris, Olympics Locations: Paris, Tokyo, USA, Australia, 9Now, France, France.TV
Opening Ceremony like no-otherThe Opening Ceremony of the Paris Olympics is set to take place on July 26 and will be the first ever held on a river. For years, French officials had boasted that some 600,000 people would attend the Opening Ceremony, but that number has been slashed due to safety concerns. He said a “strictly controlled” zone alongside the banks of the river will be closed off before the Opening Ceremony and anyone entering into it would be checked. The Opening Ceremony will be held alongside the banks of the River Seine. The Stade de France is where track and field events and Rugby Sevens matches will take place at the Paris Olympics.
Persons: Gérald Darmanin, Darmanin, Nicolas Nordman, , Gonzalo Fuentes, Nordman, Denis, Dale Buckner, ” Buckner, ” Darmanin, , Eric Chasboeuf, Thomas Padilla, “ I’ve, ” Chasboeuf, Buckner Organizations: CNN, Summer, Games, Palestinian, Atlanta Games, Reuters, Paris, Paris Mayor, Olympic, Stade de France, Rugby Sevens, Global Locations: Paris, France, Saint
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(Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)Andy Murray has announced his retirement, saying the Paris Olympics will be his "last ever tennis tournament". The three-time Grand Slam champion, who is the only man to have won two Olympic golds in the sport, made the announcement in a post on X. The 37-year-old memorably ended a long wait for British tennis when he won Wimbledon in 2013, having been beaten in the final the year before in emotional scenes. He repeated the success in 2016 having won his first grand slam at the US Open in 2012. After losing in the Wimbledon doubles a few weeks ago, he said he was ready to call it a day.
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Her multi-hour phone blitz to Democratic Party power players on Sunday hinted at an operation primed ahead of time but that was kept secret and didn’t leak. The vice president has shown signs of improving her political skills recently, but that’s never been her forte. In a memo to reporters, the Trump campaign previewed a blistering assault to come on Harris. Harris is the least popular vice president in history – which is no surprise given her terrible record,” the memo said. The question now is whether Harris, who has exhibited considerable political liabilities as vice president, has the skills, staying power and luck to take advantage.
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By age 13, Neeraj Chopra weighed nearly 190 pounds, making him one of the biggest boys in his tiny farming village. By chance, he saw a javelin being thrown and noticed that, in flight, it seemed to shimmy like a fish through water. A decade after that improbable beginning, Chopra won the javelin competition at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. It was the first gold medal ever won by India in track and field, considered the marquee sport of the Summer Games, and only the country’s second in an individual event in more than a century of Olympic competition. Chopra’s triumph inspired athletes across India, the world’s most populous nation.
Persons: Neeraj Chopra, Chopra Organizations: Tokyo, India, Summer, stoke, Games Locations: India
Murray was unable to play in the singles competition in the final Wimbledon tournament of his career earlier this month after undergoing surgery on a spinal cyst, but got an emotional farewell playing doubles with his brother Jamie on Centre Court. “Arrived in Paris for my last ever tennis tournament. Murray won the first Olympic gold of his career at London 2012 after beating Roger Federer in straight sets just weeks after a heartbreaking defeat to the Swiss in the Wimbledon final. Murray then defended his Olympic title four years later in Rio, defeating Juan Martín del Potro in the final. Murray won his first Olympic gold at London 2012.
Persons: Andy Murray, Murray, Jamie, , , Roger Federer, Juan Martín del, Leon Neal, Judy Organizations: CNN, Paris, Wimbledon, Court, Team GB, Twitter, London, Swiss, Getty Locations: Paris, Rio, Juan Martín del Potro, AFP
CNN —Tour de France champion Tadej Pogačar will not compete at the upcoming Paris Olympics due to fatigue, the Slovenian Olympic Committee announced on Monday. The Slovenian Olympic Committee cited “being too tired” as the reason for Pogačar’s withdrawal from the Olympics, according to Reuters, adding that his place in the team would be taken by Domen Novak. Pogačar crosses the finish line of Sunday's time trial in Nice, the final stage of this year's Tour de France. At this year’s Tour de France, Pogačar claimed six stage victories – the most since 2009 – and ultimately finished six minutes and 17 seconds ahead of Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard. He capped off his latest title with victory in Sunday’s time trial in Nice, which marked the final stage of the race.
Persons: Tadej Pogačar, Pogačar, , Domen Novak, Daniel Cole, , , Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard Organizations: CNN, de France, Slovenian Olympic, Tour de France, Reuters, Tour de Locations: Paris, Nice
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This is what Olympic preparation looks like for arguably the greatest distance runner of all time, Eliud Kipchoge. The run concludes 30 kilometers later, back where it began, at the training camp where the 39-year-old is gearing up for what could be his final bow on the Olympic stage. Kipchoge (left) prepares for a pre-dawn run with a member of his training team. Courtesy NN Running TeamThe 39-year-old would become the oldest male marathon winner at the Olympics, should he succeed in Paris. “I want to be remembered by making this world a running world,” he says.
Persons: Eliud, Kipchoge, Rocky Balboa, Ivan Drago, , Grace, he’s, “ It’s, ” Kipchoge, NNRunningTeam.com, , Patrick Sang, Faith Kipyegon, ” Eliud Kipchoge, 40.2sec, Herbert Neubauer, Eliud Kipchoge Organizations: Kenya CNN —, Paris, Global Sports Communication, CNN, Getty, , Games, Oxford Union Locations: Kaptagat, Kenya, Paris, Vienna, Austria
Read previewThe Olympic Games in Paris hasn't even begun, but talent agents are already looking to the Los Angeles Games in 2028. Savvy agents are leveraging the Paris Games — a huge moment in their own right — to snag fresh, breakout talent and negotiate long-term commercial deals with the expectation that the Los Angeles Games will draw even more demand from brands that want to work with athletes. More talent agencies have also expanded into working with Olympic athletes. Crane said the Los Angeles Games are a big focus for the firm. "Everything is a little more amplified in Los Angeles, and there's going to be a lot of media and press.
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Rafael Nadal beaten by Nuno Borges in Swedish Open final
  + stars: | 2024-07-22 | by ( Matias Grez | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +2 min
CNN —Portugal’s Nuno Borges played the match of his life to comfortably beat Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-2 in the final of the Swedish Open and claim the first ATP title of his career. Borges’ victory in his maiden ATP Tour final – against Nadal on clay, no less – lifts him to a career high of No. 161, was playing in his first final since the 2022 French Open, but two mammoth three-set victories in the previous two rounds had perhaps taken their toll on the 38-year-old. However, Nadal revealed after losing in the first round of the French Open that he is open to continuing his career should his body continue to improve. The 22-time grand slam champion is due to compete in the singles and doubles with defending French Open and Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz.
Persons: CNN — Portugal’s Nuno Borges, Rafael Nadal, Borges ’, ” Borges, Rafa, ” Nadal, Nadal, Bjorn Larsson Rosvall, Reuters Nadal, Roland, Carlos Alcaraz Organizations: CNN, Swedish, ATP, Nadal, TT, Agency, Reuters, Wimbledon, Paris Olympics, French Locations: Paris
No nation officially wins the Olympics, but that doesn’t stop journalists and others from trying to keep score by counting gold, silver and bronze medals. The raw medal count overly favors populous nations, while ranking nations by medals per capita overly favors small nations that win one, two or a few medals, possibly by fluke. The problem, as I said, is that it’s not reliable when it comes to the performance of very small nations. For example, rural counties dominate the list of counties with the highest kidney cancer rates, which seems like a good reason to rush funding to rural health authorities. But guess what — rural counties also dominate the list of counties with the lowest kidney cancer rates.
Persons: Pete Pfitzinger Organizations: Tokyo Games Locations: San Marino, Bermuda, Grenada
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Olympians Are Getting Loads and Loads of Gear
  + stars: | 2024-07-22 | by ( Sadiba Hasan | ) www.nytimes.com   time to read: 1 min
In three separate TikTok posts, Evy Leibfarth, a canoeist competing in the 2024 Paris Olympics for Team U.S.A., unboxed several duffel bags and suitcases she had received from brand sponsors. First was a huge rolling duffel bag from Nike, which included a podium uniform and an assortment of sweatpants, slides, sneakers, backpacks and other apparel. Then there was a suitcase from Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of Team U.S.A. for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, containing water bottles, Polo T-shirts, preppy dresses, quarter zips, crew neck sweatshirts, jackets and hats. And finally, a duffle bag from Skims, replete with form-fitting tank tops, bodysuits, T-shirts, bathing suits and a bathrobe.
Persons: Evy, Ralph Lauren Organizations: Team U.S.A, Nike, Olympic, Paralympic Games
LONDON — LeBron James, a soon-to-be four-time Olympian shooting for his third gold medal, will carry the American flag for the United States delegation during the Paris Games opening ceremony Friday along the River Seine. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee said Monday in a news release that James had won a vote among nearly 600 members of Team USA to carry the flag. A female athlete was also selected and the committee said that vote would be revealed Tuesday. He last played in the Olympics in 2012 in London, where he and the current American team will play an exhibition Monday night against Germany. The USOPC said it expected more than 350 of the 592 American athletes to participate in the ceremony.
Persons: LeBron James, James, , Sue Bird, Dawn Staley, , Steph Curry, USA’s, ” Sarah Hirshland, Giuseppe Cacace Organizations: LONDON, LeBron, United, Paris Games, United States Olympic, Paralympic, Team USA, NBA, American, Germany, NBC, Getty Locations: United States, Akron, Greece, London, Paris, New York, AFP
The unforgettable moment when a competing athlete first enters the Olympic Village in Paris may be defined not by the complex’s impressive size and sweep, but by a smell: the scent of freshly baked baguettes. This is by design. “Every French village has a bakery,” said Guillaume Thomas, who works in communications for the Paris Olympics. For the 15,000 Olympic athletes competing this summer, food is vital for optimizing performance. The French would like to sprinkle in some delight.
Persons: , Guillaume Thomas Organizations: Paris Locations: Paris
Editor’s Note: Sign up for Unlocking the World, CNN Travel’s weekly newsletter. Homage to fromageMuseums are a highlight of any visit to Paris: The Louvre! Oui – joining the ranks of Paris museums is one devoted to glorious delights of cheese. That’s very close to Notre Dame (see video) so visitors to the cheese museum can easily stop by the famed cathedral to see the progress of its restoration after its devastating fire five years ago. Entry to the museum is €20 (about $21.75 US) for adults and children 5-11 visit for half price.
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The WNBA All-Star Game tips off tonight in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Team USA and Team WNBA line-up is one for the books. We've compiled everything you need to know about how to watch the WNBA All-Star Game, including cable and live streaming options. The WNBA All-Star Game brings the top players from every WNBA team together each year to play in a spirited, best-of-the-best match-up. Team WNBA, following the 2021 game ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, wherein Team WNBA beat out Team USA 93-85. How to watch the WNBA All-Star Game in the USThe WNBA All-Star game will tip off on Saturday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m. on ABC in the US.
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So begins the 1981 Oscar-winning film “Chariots of Fire,” introducing a group of British athletes as they train for the Olympic Games. Based on the lives and gold-medal-winning performances of sprinters Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams ahead of the 1924 Paris Olympics, “Chariots of Fire” won four Oscars – including Best Picture. Athletes and officials process during the Opening Ceremony of the 1924 Paris Olympics. “The film has got a way of really, really speaking to people … something much more than we envisaged or probably had been put into it. He went on to become an influential journalist, broadcaster and athletics administrator, and he remains one of only three British men to win the Olympic 100m title.
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CNN —Brittney Griner will have one more fan cheering her on this Olympic season. The WNBA star and her wife, Cherelle, welcomed their first child on July 8, the 33-year-old Griner revealed Friday on the “She Knows Sports” podcast. “That’s my man,” Griner revealed when asked about her son. And that’s literally what happens.”The two-time gold medalist will be heading to the 2024 Paris Olympics in the coming week. In December, alongside President Joe Biden, Cherelle Griner thanked the administration for helping secure her wife’s release and said she was “overwhelmed with emotions.”
Persons: Brittney, Cherelle, Griner, , ” Griner, , Viktor Bout, Joe Biden, Cherelle Griner Organizations: CNN, WNBA, Team USA, Phoenix Mercury, Russian Locations: Russia, Russian, Moscow, Mordovia
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