Paris 2024 Olympics: Will the French capital rise to the challenge?

Organisers of the 2024 Olympics are racing to get the French capital ready for the event. For athletes it's a chance to win gold, while for Paris it's a golden opportunity to shine. But as construction work continues, making the necessary changes to an already troubled transport system is proving problematic. Meanwhile, ensuring that the sports facilities and the streets are both safe and secure is another headache. We take a closer look and speak to Étienne Thobois, head of the Paris 2024 Olympic Committee.


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