Ahead of Olympics, France seeks to boost role of sport in schools

With just six months to go until the Paris Olympics, there’s increasing scrutiny of the value France places on physical education. Athletes like track and field star Stéphane Diagana have criticised the government for not “taking sport more seriously” in schools, while unions want more investment in infrastructure. President Emmanuel Macron has made a series of announcements aimed at making France a great sporting nation and helping young people be more active. Some have welcomed the initiatives, but others say they fall short. FRANCE 24’s Carys Garland and Jade Levin report. We also hear from Ayodélé Ikuesan, a French sprinter and Olympic athlete.

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