Tag: France

France clampdown on stadia amid Omicron rise

France reduces to 5000 spectators

The Omicron variant’s rapid spread across France has prompted the French Government to set new guidelines to arrest the highly transmissible virus. The Ligue 1 clubs have also been affected. The ‘kicker’ stated that following the footsteps of Germany, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, France has... » Read more

Paris to host maiden World Paralympics event

Paris to host 2023 Para-Athletics World Championships

Paris (France) will host the World Para Athletics Championships for the first time from July 8th to July 17th, 2023. The ‘Paralympic’ stated that the announcement in this regard was made on December 9th by the World Para Athletics, the French Handisport Federation (FFH), the NPC France, the... » Read more

Lyon’s event hall to be named LDLC Arena

Olympique Lyon Arena naming rights

As part of the development project for the future arena within OL Vallée, the OL Groupe and the LDLC Group have struck an agreement on the naming of the future OL Groupe event hall in Décines (France). The ‘Olympique Lyonnais’ stated that the same will be effective from the start of... » Read more

Lyon games sans fans as crowd spell trouble

Lyon to play home games without fans

The French professional football club Olympique Lyonnais (France) will have to play home games without fans in attendance until at least December 8th as a result of the crowd trouble that saw their Ligue 1 fixture with their peer team Olympique de Marseille postponed. The ‘as’ stated that the... » Read more

Paris 2024-Accor deal to jazz up Games

Accor becomes official 2024 Olympic partner

Paris 2024 (France) President Tony Estanguet and Chairman and CEO of the hospitality company Accor Group, Sébastien Bazin, announced a partnership between Paris 2024 and Accor at the Destination France Summit, which took place on November 4th in Paris and was attended by the French President,... » Read more

OL cock-a-hoop over OL Vallée development

Green light for Olympique Lyon arena project

The French professional football club Olympique Lyonnais is on cloud nine over the Metropolis of Lyon (France) giving its nod for the Arena Hall project to continue on the OL Vallée site. The ‘Olympique Lyonnais’ stated that the Métropole de Lyon voted in favor of making the PLU compatible,... » Read more

Paris 2024 chief’s out-of-the-box ideas

Paris 2024 opening ceremony not in Stade de France

On the night of September 5th, during the Paralympic handover ceremony in Tokyo (Japan), Tony Estanguet could be seen bounding on to a stage in Paris (France) in a black polo shirt and stonewash jeans. Bustling with energy and wearing a big smile, like a radio DJ or Club 18-30 rep, he geed up a... » Read more

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