Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

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Athletes to swim in Paris' Seine during the Olympics if they can get it cleaned up in time

The opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics in Paris next year will be an unusual one. Rather than taking to an Olympic stadium for the festivities, a flotilla of boats will ferry the athletes down the river Seine past landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the recovering Notre-Dame Cathedral. Even more unusual, soon after, some of those athletes will be competing in the very same waters.

That is, as long as the city succeeds in its ambitious cleanup plan to make the water safe to swim in.

5/17/2023 10:16 am | | Tags: olympics, paris, france

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