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David Owen worked for 20 years for the Financial Times in the United States, Canada, France and the UK. He ended his FT career as sports editor after the 2006 World Cup and is now freelancing, including covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the 2010 World Cup and London 2012.
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Macron claims France is ready to host Olympics

Macron claims France is ready to host Olympics

“The French people are ready” is the message the country’s new President Emmanuel Macron told International Olympic Committee (IOC) members in Lausanne today - emphasising that they could “count on” him even if he no longer occupied his present post in 2024.