Double Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel has announced her decision to resign as France's Sports Minister for "personal reasons" and will be replaced by Roxana Maracineanu.
Paris, which will host the Olympics and Paralympics in 2024, is staging another major multi-sport event from tomorrow - the 10th edition of the Gay Games, which continues until August 12.
World Karate Federation President Antonio Espinós held discussions about the sport with French Sports Minister Laura Flessel.
French Sports Minister Laura Flessel has claimed Paris 2024 recognise it is their "national duty" to ensure financial transparency in the Organising Committee after she presented the Olympic Law to the French Council of Ministers today.
The Olympic Law, which must be adopted by Paris 2024 under its Host City contract with the International Olympic Committee, is due to be presented to the French Council of Ministers on Wednesday (November 15).
French Sports Ministry set for seven per cent budget cut only two weeks after Paris awarded 2024 Olympics
France’s Sports Ministry is set to suffer a seven per cent cut in its annual budget, according to figures included in the Government’s 2018 Finance Bill.
French Sports Minister Laura Flessel has said the country’s team for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games will not travel to South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed.
France’s final presentation this month as a bidder for the 2023 Rugby World Cup along with Ireland and South Africa – from which the French President Emmanuel Macron has withdrawn – could take place without the French rugby union (FFR) President, Bernard Laporte.
The Paris bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been backed by European Parliament officials.