French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged hits with tennis players on an outdoor court set up on a Paris bridge on Saturday, to promote the capital's bid for the 2024 Olympics.
Macron visited tennis players practicing on the Alexandre III bridge on Saturday and, at one point, grabbed a racket to play a few points in a suit.
Then he took off his jacket and sat on a wheelchair to play para-tennis. He also went to a floating boxing ring set up on the Seine River.
In shirt sleeves, he put on blue gloves and exchanged friendly punches with a young boxer.
Paris is competing against Los Angeles to host the games, and bid organizers have turned some of the city's famous landmarks over to sports during a two-day Olympic festival.
After McDonald’s exit, IOC and Intel forge Olympic tie-up to 2024The International Olympic Committee will partner with Intel through 2024, the IOC said on Wednesday, bringing in the US technology group after ... Sports
McDonald’s ends Olympic sponsorship deal 3 years earlyFast-food chain McDonald’s has ended its Olympic sponsorship deal three years early. The International Olympic Committee says confidential ... Sports