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July’s simply across the nook. Is Paris able to host the Summer Games? Mostly sure when you hearken to France’s president available for the inauguration of the Olympic village.The Olympic village, one of many few venues constructed from scratch for an occasion that promised sustainability and for essentially the most half, to showcase present buildings. A complete funds of lower than 9 billion euros makes for 40-percent lower than the London Olympics of 2012.

But there’s nonetheless lots that may go mistaken… from transport strikes and worth gouging on resort rooms to what’s on a municipal worker’s stolen laptop computer. Sources at Paris City Hall say he claimed to have been robbed of safety plans for the Olympics so police would expedite his case. Either means, what are the challenges, significantly surrounding the opening ceremonies alongside the Seine?

More broadly, there’s a necessary query: 100 years after Paris final hosted the Games, what are the Olympics all about? In an period of superpower tensions, of splintered allegiances, why does this world spectacle proceed to fascinate?

Produced by Charles Wente, Rebecca Gnignati and Louise Guibert.