French soldiers patrol along a street past a road sign of a Paris 2024 lane for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics, in Paris. GETTY IMAGES

Le Journal du Dimanche reported on Wednesday 3 July in an article signed by Clement Marna that the Olympic Games could be postponed because of the political situation linked to the dissolution of the National Assembly and the early legislative elections.

The Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games stated that it was "aware of the false information circulating about the cancellation of the Paris Games". Paris 2024 is currently investigating the origin of this false information and asks that it not be circulated," they replied.

In its Thursday 4 July edition, Le Point published an article on the obstacles that have been standing in the way of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games for several weeks.

"He (Thomas Bach) was stunned by the dissolution and then frightened by Emmanuel Macron's statements, which predicted a civil war if his opponents won. He has given himself until mid-July to confirm, cancel or postpone the Paris Games, with the collateral damage of jeopardising the French Alps' bid for the 2030 Winter Games," said Nicolas Baverez in his column in Le Point.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was quick to deny the rumours: "This is obviously part of the ongoing disinformation campaign against France, the IOC and its President, as well as the Olympic Games," they wrote in X. 

"In fact, this is unfounded. The IOC president and the entire Olympic movement are looking forward to an excellent Paris 2024 Olympic Games, starting with the opening ceremony on 26 July," they said.

"Our Games will be held in Paris, on the dates planned," Amélie Oudé-Castéra, Minister for the Games, also said on X. "We have been preparing for them for years and we will bring them to Paris on the dates planned. We have been preparing for them for years and they will bring happiness to the whole world and pride to our country.