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Khalid Skah
23/04/2014 - France - Morocco - Norway

France vetoes athlete Khalid Shah's extradition to Norway

France has turned down a Norwegian request for the extradition of Moroccan athlete Khaled Skah, locked in a dispute with his ex-wife over custody of their two children.


French press review 9 April 2014

PSG gets a bad write-up. Manuel Valls gets a mainly good one. And the Catholic church debates how to handle its far-right fringe.

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the 38th Paris Marathon
06/04/2014 - France - Ethiopia - Kenya

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele wins Paris marathon with new record

Ethiopian triple Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele won the 38th Paris marathon on Sunday, beating previous event records with a time of two hours five minutes and two seconds.

Teenagers at Alfred Sisley College in Moret-sur-Loing perform basketbeat alongside their school orchestra
12/03/2014 - Report: France

Basket Beat helps French kids get a feel for music

When he noticed that youngsters took to sport more easily than music, Spanish musician and youth leader Josep Aragay Borràs developed Basket Beat, using basketballs to teach percussion.

Basketbeat takes music to school gyms
09/03/2014 - World music matters

Basketbeat takes music to school gyms

Basket beat uses basketballs to help young people get a feel for music.

What didn't happen at the Sochi Winter Olympics
24/02/2014 - International report

What didn't happen at the Sochi Winter Olympics

The 2014 Winter Olympics officially came to a close yesterday.

French Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean
22/02/2014 - Sports Insight

French Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean

This week, we can hear exclusively from French Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean.


French press review 21 February 2014

The deadliest day of anti-government protests in Kiev puts Ukraine on the front pages of all the French dailies.

Schumacher's father Rolf and his brother Ralf in Grenoble last month
17/02/2014 - France

French prosecutors rule out legal action over Schumacher ski accident

Michael Schumacher's skiing accident was not due to safety breaches by the French Alps ski station or faulty material, French prosecutors announced

Renaud Lavillénie celebrates breaking the world record for pole vault, which had stood for 21 years.
16/02/2014 - France

French pole vaulter breaks 21-year old world record

Frenchman Renaud Lavillénie has broken the world record for pole vault, setting a new height of 6.16 metres and breaking one of the longest-standing records in athletics.