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Zidane, a “Unifying Figure” in a Divided France

On March 6, the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club lost to Madrid (1 to 3). However, French supporters rejoiced. They celebrated the return of their favorite athlete, French soccer superstar and Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, who has been living in Spain since 2000. An unknown player until the 1998 World Cup, where he scored two goals that ultimately allowed France...

The World’s Best Soccer Players Live Outside Paris

To scout new members, soccer clubs took to exploring the Ile-de-France région, the area surrounding Paris which has become the world's top talent pool for professional soccer players. The area alone has provided a third of the French national team and more talent than Asia, Africa and North America combined. On rudimentary sports complexes ringed by dingy apartment blocks, children...

The 2024 Olympics, a Godsend for the Paris Banlieues?

Paris will host the 2024 summer Olympic Games. The head of the International Olympic Committee sees the event as "a win-win situation" and Emmanuel Macron has called it a "victory." But how will France benefit from hosting the Games? The 1900 Olympics resulted in the construction of several famous Parisian monuments such as the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais....

Who Actually Wants the Olympics?

It’s decided: Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games. But this adventure is borne more by politics than sport, and we could be forgiven for asking if it is really necessary. And just how much will this mass entertainment cost the taxpayer? Paris has beaten Los Angeles in the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games. But where are the...

Female Boxer Anissa Meksen Comes Out Swinging

French boxer Anissa Meksen will be celebrating Bastille Day in New York. Weighing in at 53 kilos (117 pounds), the athlete will be taking part in a gala match in Madison Square Garden this Friday. The event marks the first American fight in her professional boxing career. Anissa Meksen exudes determination and self-confidence, even as she answers our questions on...

Soccer Goes to the Movies at Kicking + Screening in New York

The Kicking + Screening festival will be back to celebrate the beautiful game on the big screen from June 6 until 9, 2017, with four international films including a French entry. The festival’s American founder, Rachel Markus, explains how she managed to combine soccer and cinema. France-Amérique: How was the Kicking + Screening festival born? Rachel Markus: I traveled a lot as part...

A Springboard for the French Open Makes a Stop in Florida

A selection stage for the Roland Garros Junior tennis tournament will be held in the United States for the first time this year. The event will bring together 32 American players under the age of 18, in Boca Raton, Florida, from April 19 through 22. Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros is a selection stage for the Roland Garros Junior tournament, and is held every year...

Where to Watch the Euro 2016 Games in the U.S.

From June 10 through July 10, 2016 will be played in France the European soccer Championship, simply called "Euro." To follow the event in San Francisco or in Puerto Rico, in Brooklyn or in Houston, France-Amérique compiled for you a list of bars and restaurants who will broadcast the games in the United States. Of course, this list is far from being...