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France establishes backup plans for the Olympic opening ceremony

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 10:52am
The River Seine walkway with Parisians relaxing, Paris, France. Photo / Getty
The River Seine walkway with Parisians relaxing, Paris, France. Photo / Getty

France establishes backup plans for the Olympic opening ceremony

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Apr 2024, 10:52am

The plans for the grand opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics could wind up changed. 

France is on high security alert ahead of the Paris Olympics and Paralympics, and instead of the 6km boat parade down the Seine, the opening ceremony could be shifted to the Stade de France. 

Europe Correspondent Catherine Field told Mike Hosking that it seems to have been pushed on by several events, notably the security alert surrounding the Champions League football game and just before that, the attack in Moscow. 

While plenty of people were shocked by this announcement, she said that it came as a real surprise to those running the Stade de France, who said they’d heard nothing about it. 

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