Paris Shows Off In Race Against Los Angeles For 2024 Games

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Olympics
PARIS (AP) - High-divers plunged into the River Seine, trampoline athletes somersaulted inside the Petit Palais art museum and runners raced on a floating track as Paris turned some of its world-famous landmarks over to sports on Friday in hopes of wowing the International Olympic Committee.

With Paris competing against Los Angeles to host the 2024 Olympics, bid organizers hoped the two-day festival of more than 30 sports would help showcase the French capital's suitability for the games.

Divers demonstrated their skills from boards installed on the Alexandre III bridge that spans the Seine, as kayakers also paddled on the river.

In the Petit Palais , trampoline athletes bounced skyward toward the museum's ornate ceiling murals. Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner and other French sports stars raced for fun in a 100-meter dash on a temporary track floating on the Seine.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the Olympic celebration is "a way to show how we want to party together, with the whole world, by welcoming the games. We hope so!"

But four people were injured, one seriously, when a double-decker sightseeing bus that took a detour to avoid the sports shows got stuck inside a tunnel, police and the bus company said.

On Saturday, Parisians were also being given an opportunity usually reserved for Tour de France racers: to pedal around the Arc de Triomphe without its frenetic vehicle traffic, which will be stopped for three hours.

Elsewhere, a climbing wall was installed inside the Pavillon de l'Arsenal museum of Paris architecture, for free use by the public. Also planned were demonstrations of an array of Olympic sports, including fencing, boxing, archery, gymnastics and others.

Paris' show comes ahead of a crucial IOC meeting in July that could decide to pick the 2024 and 2028 Olympic host cities both at once — in a final vote in September in Lima, Peru. The only question would then be which city gets which games. Paris says it is bidding only for 2024.

OU Eyes Another Title: Event-By-Event Analysis Of The Big 12 Championships

© Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports FloSports: FloGymnastics Denver, Nebraska, Texas Woman's @ Oklahoma

After weeks and weeks of hard work, routine tweaks, and stunning gymnastics, championship season is here, and FloGymnastics heads to Ames, Iowa, on Saturday to bring you LIVE coverage of the Big 12 Championships.

USAG Response To Impact Statements Not Sitting Well With Jordyn Wieber

Dae Smith-USA TODAY Sports usa_today_10552575.0.jpg

In an interview with the Southern California News Group last Wednesday, Olympic champion Jordyn Wieber expressed her disappointment with USA Gymnastic's response to the 156 impact statements during Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing in January. 

Recapping The Action: Seniors, Records, And 198s From UCLA, Utah, & LSU


The regular season has come to a close, with teams and gymnasts putting together their best stuff ahead of conference championship weekend and, after that, regionals. From California to the Midwest to Alabama, the routines were on point over the weekend. Check out our recap below.

Roster: Great Britain To Send Four Juniors To 2018 City Of Jesolo Trophy

Annie Young

British Gymnastics plans to send a team of four juniors to the 2018 City of Jesolo Trophy, the International Gymnastics Federation has confirmed. Below are the gymnasts on Great Britain's nominative roster for the international competition, which takes place in Italy from April 11-15. You can watch Jesolo LIVE on FloGymnastics.

Aly Raisman Flips The Switch On Abuse, Partners With Darkness To Light


Aly Raisman has teamed up with Darkness to Light, launching a training initiative aimed at education and prevention of child sexual abuse. 

5 Can't-Miss Routines From Oklahoma Sooners, SEC Squads, And Utah Utes

Utah Athletics maxresdefault.jpg

There are still some fantastic routines to catch before the NCAA gymnastics season winds down and gives way to regionals. This week's five can't-miss routines come from the defending national champion Sooners, a slew of SEC squads, and the Utes out west.

2018 City Of Jesolo Preview: New Kids On The Roster For Team China

© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports OLYMPICS: Gymnastics-Apparatus Finals

With the 2018 City of Jesolo Trophy on the horizon, there’s a lot of gymnastics to be excited about — like new juniors we’ve never heard of who come out and generate some buzz over the second half of this quadrennium. So before you stream Jesolo live on FloGymnastics April 14-15, here’s a first look into the new kids on the roster for Team China.

Big 12 Championships Preview: Oklahoma Sooners Aiming To Defend Titles

Christy Ann Linder 2017 NCAA Championships Super Six by Christy Ann Linder 161.jpg

The Big 12 Gymnastics Championships will take place on Saturday, March 24, at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, and FloGymnastics will be on-site and live-streaming the competition. The Iowa State Cyclones will host the championships this year and will be joined by the defending champions the Oklahoma Sooners, the Denver Pioneers, and the West Virginia Mountaineers. 

Lindenwood Breaking Records, Stanford Perfection, And Florida Celebration

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10528690_168383134_lowres.jpg

Lindenwood edged Eastern Michigan, Rutgers, and Temple in a quad meet in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon in record-breaking fashion. The Lions scored over a 196 for the first time in school history with a 196.400. They set new program records with totals on bars (49.100) and on beam (49.425).

2018 FloGymnastics Level 9 And 10 National Rankings Are Here!

Hands beam generic flash close up.jpg

FloGymnastics has once again partnered with Meet Scores Online to bring you weekly rankings of the top 100 level 9 and 10 gymnasts in the country.