Olympic news

Olympic bids for the 2026 Winter Games (2018)

« Turkey in the running to organise the 2026 Winter Olympics », RTS, Forum, 24 September 2018

Eric Bernaudeau, "2026 Olympics: five cities still in the running, first review in a month", AFP, 13 September 2018

Bertrand Monnard, "Sion 2026 poll", Le Matin, February 2018

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games

Christine Ockrent, « The 2 Koreas and Moscow: Olympic Games and politics », France culture"Foreign Affairs", geopolitical magazine, 10 February 2018

Béatrice Ruhl et Benjamin Smadja, « The Olympic Games are no longer your dream », Radio Lac (Genève), 9 Fabruary 2018

Antoine Bellier, « Pyeongchang 2018. If you want the Games, prepare for peace » RCF, Le temps de le dire, 8 February 2018

Frédéric Carbonne, France Info, 8 Fabruary 2018, 23h10-23h30.

Marc Ventouillac, « JO 2018 Pyeongchang. Sept ans de réfection », L’Equipe, 8 Fabruary 2018

Patrick Clastres, published by Sébastien Billard, " Truce between the two Koreas: the Olympic Games have never been particularly conducive to peace », Nouvel Obs, 8 Fabruary 2018

Patrick Clastres, « Olympic truce and Realpolitik », Le Temps, 7 Fabruary 2018

Pauline Rappaz, RTSColour 3, Journal, 5 Fabruary 2018

Patrick Clastres with Jeannin Jérôme, « Sports sponsorship used as a diplomatic tool by the major powers », RTS, "Tout un monde," 29 January 2018

Eric Bernaudeau, « The Olympic Games in Korea: détente or lost cause? », AFP, 18 January 2018

Timothée Loubière, « Koreas: Realpolitik outweighs IOC diplomacy », Libération, 14 January 2018

Marguerite Lefebvre, « Sports naturalisations in Korea », Europe 1, 9 January 2018

Lionel Pittet et Simon Gabioud, « The sweet illusion of peace through sport », Le Temps, 9 January 2018

Clément Martel et Philippe Mesmer, « The Olympic Games of reconciliation between the two Koreas? », Le Monde, 5 January 2018

RTS, Le journal de 7h / La Matinale, « Pyeongchang 2018: Russia's fate in the hands of the IOC ", 5 December 2017

Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics

Tristan Miquel, « Philosophy of the Olympic Games », RTS and TV5 Monde, Zoom Zen, 30 July 2021

« Why are there so few mixed events at the Olympic Games? », Mon quotidien, 29 July 2021

RFI, 7 billion neighbours, July 2021

Summer mornings, France culture, July 2021

Barbara Colpi, SRF, July 2021

Adrien Pécout, NOC and apolitism, Le Monde

Didrick Pomelle, Ouest-France, July 2021

Jamy blog, juin 2021

Patrick Clastres, France Info, 30 June 2020, "The IOC and the two Koreas"

Patrick Clastres, June 2020, L’Equipe, "Sport as a flag"

Eric Bernaudeau, AFP, June 2020, "The effects of postponing the Olympic Games"

Jean-Luc Ferré, La Croix, 15 June 2020

Patrick Clastres, « The Olympic Games, from the world of yesterday to the world of tomorrow », Mediapart, 24 April 2020

"The Olympic Games are not neutral", Libération, 17 April 2021

Gaétan Scherrer, L’Equipe, « Postponement of the Tokyo Olympic Games: We're at a turning point », 26 March 2020

Sébastien Billard, L’Obs, « Postponement of the Olympic Games: This crisis reveals the power and, at the same time, the great fragility of the Games », 25 March, 2020

Sankei Shimbun

France TV Sport, "Coronavirus: why is the IOC keen to keep the Tokyo Olympics?", 21 March 2020

AFP, « The Olympic Games are no longer set in stone, barring world war », 21 March 2020

« L’organisation des Jeux olympiques de Tokyo en 2020 ne fait plus rêver » », RTS, Sport matin, 15 February 2017

The award in 2017 of the Summer Olympics to Paris for 2024

Florence Gault, Radio RCF, 11 April 2019

Corinne Boulloud, Europe 1, 16 November 2017, "The Olympic law, a law of exception"

William Audureau and Adrien Pécout, Le Monde, « Will e-sport become an Olympic discipline? », 7 November 2017

Adrien Pécout and Yann Bouchez, Le Monde, « Olympic Games 2024: the path to medals for French sport », 7 November 2017

Bertrand Monnard, "The Winter Games are disliked", Le Matin, 19 October 2017

RTS, TV programme « At the heart of sport », 1st October 2017

Lucia Müzzel, RFI Brazil and others countries, « Paris Olympics promises to invigorate France's poorest department », 14 September 2017

Gwenaëlle Coupez, France Bleu, 1h en France, « Que reste-t-il des JO de 1924 à Paris ? », 14 September 2017

Xavier Frère, « France is one of the three most sporting nations in the world », Le Républicain lorrain/Dauphiné libéré/EBRA presse, 13 and 14 September 2017

Sébastien Billard, Nouvel Obs, 13 September 2017

Jean-François Fournel, La Croix, « Comment ré-enchanter le rêve olympique », 13 septembre 2017

Cécile Andrzejewski, « The Olympic law and the contours of this exceptional right », Mediapart, 13 September 2017

Christophe-Cécil Garnier, « Paris 2024: when did the French stop wanting the Olympics in their country? », Slate, 10 August 2017

"Paris is close to its Olympic dream", Sud-Ouest, 2 August 2017

Interview, « Paris 2024: the IOC acted in its own interests », Sud-Ouest, 1st August 2017

RTS, Le Journal de 7h (invité de la rédaction), « Is the Olympic dream being eroded? », 27 June 2017

UNIL L’ACTU, « Olympism in pictures », 23 June 2017

Sophie Tutkovics, L’Equipe, "Paris gets back into the game", 5 May 2017

Olympic bids, communication and democracyLe Temps, 14 April 2017

Anthony Hernandez, "Who still wants the Olympics?", Le Monde, 4 March 2017

Caroline Andréani, Le Grand Soir, 18 July 2015, « Should we support Paris' bid for the 2024 Olympic Games? »

The Beijing 2022 Winter Games

RTS, guest on "La Matinale", 10 February 2022

RTS, Le 12.45 - Special page Beijing 2022, " Beijing Olympics 2022: diplomatic boycott", 4 February 2022

"China has a message to get across", Corse Matin, 4 February 2022

Massimo Solari, « Giochi senza diplomazia, tra tatticismi e repressione », Corriere del Ticino, 3 February 2022

Baptiste Madinier, RCF (French-language Christian radio), February 2022

Marianne Skorpis, ARTE, February 2002

Cyrille Pluyette, L’Express, February 2022

Nina Soyez, « Through these games, China is speaking not to the world but to its own people », TV5 Monde, 28 January 2022

Charaf Abdessemed, "Beijing Olympics: Lausanne opts for the silence of the rings", Lausanne Cités, 26-27 January 2022

Mark Ionesco, « Boycotts at the Olympic Games », Marianne, 20-26 February 2022

Aude Lasjaunias, "Beijing's medal-winning strategy", Le Monde, 4 January 2022

Aude Lasjaunias, « Boycotting the Olympic Games, a weapon with limited effect », Le Monde, 4 January 2022

Paul Véronique, « Diplomatic boycott of the Olympic Games: will Europe dare offend Beijing? », L'Express, 10 December 2021

Alexis Favre, "Sport and politics: a wake-up call?", RTS, Infrarouge, 8 December 2021

« Always with your fist raised! », Stéphane Bern and Matthieu Noël, Europe 1, Historiquement vôtre, 1st December 2021

« Should we boycott the Olympic Games in Beijing and the World Cup in Qatar? », France TV5 Monde, journal TV, 64’ Grand Angle, 27 November 2021

« Faut-il boycotter les jeux olympiques de Pékin ? », La Croix, 23 novembre 2021

Géraldine Wong, Boycott Beijing 2022, Swissinfo.ch, November 2021

Antoine Chandellier, Le Dauphiné Libéré, October 2021

Patrick Clastres, "China has trapped itself by organising the Olympic Games", Watson, 17 April 2021

Youth Olympic Games (YOG)

Jérôme Jeannin, « Major sporting events in 2020: the YOG », RTS, « La Matinale », 27 December 2019

Jean-Luc Ferré, "The Youth Games are shaping the future of the Olympics", La Croix, 15 October 2018

Anthony Hernandez, Le Monde.fr, 12 Fabruary 2016, « The IOC evangelises youth at the 2016 YOG »

The Russian war in Ukraine and its consequences for international sport (since March 2022)

Jean Ammann, "The IOC is a colossus with feet of clay", La Tribune de Genève/24 Heures, 1st May 2022

Nicolas Lepeltier, Le Monde, 16-17 April 2022, "Moscow wants to redefine the geopolitics of sport"

Nicolas Lepeltier, "The IOC was afraid of seeing its sports system collapse (interview)", Le Monde, 16-17 April 2022

Marianne Meunier, La Croix Hebdo, 1st April 2022

Mathieu Aeschmann, Matin Dimanche, 13 March 2022

"A pragmatic decision" (interview), L’Equipe, 8 March 2022

Luca Mossi, TeleticinoITW, 7 March 2022 (from 4'55 to 20'30)

Clément Martel, « The war in Ukraine catches up with the Paralympic Winter Games », Le Monde, 2 March 2022

Sébastien Schorderet, RTS website, "The Olympic order"

Jérôme Jeannin, "Olympic and Paralympic truces", RTS, 3 March 2022

« Russian and Belarusian athletes excluded from the Olympic Games », JT, RTS, 3 March 2022 (12:37)

Rebecca Garcia, "Russian sporting impunity undermined", 24 heures, 2 March 2022

La Croix

State Doping" in Russia (2016)

« Dopage: l’étau se resserre toujours plus autour de la Russie », RTS, Forum, 14 December 2016

« 2016 Olympics and doping: sport remains a key arena for rivalry between Russia and the United States », L’Obs Le Plus, 5 August 2016

"Russia in Olympic shape", Télérama, 3 August 2016, p. 7

« Why Russia has not been excluded from the Rio Olympics despite a system of state-sponsored doping », Telerama.fr, 26 July 2016

« Can the IOC exclude Russia from the Rio Games? No, the balance of world sport is too fragile », La Croix, 21 July 2016

Bettina De Guglielmo, Radios chrétiennes francophones, 19 July 2016, "The McLaren report on doping in Russia"

Zoé Decker, RTS, Forum, 18 July 2016, « The McLaren report on doping in Russia »

RTS, Journal du matin, 11July 2016, « State-sponsored doping in Russia »

« Muscle diplomacy », La Tribune de Genève, 3 June 2016

Arnaud Bevilacqua, La Croix, 3 June 2016, « The Olympic participation of Russian athletes in question »

Pierre Bienvault, La Croix, 13 May 2016, « Russia did not invent state-sponsored doping »

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Grégor Brandy, « JO 2024 : le coût pour accueillir la flamme olympique fait polémique », Le Monde, 22 Fabruary 2022

The future of sport and Olympism

Interview with Clément Balta, Patrick Clastres, « Viewpoints: « Olympism needs more ambition » », mars-avril 2024, n°451, Dossier – Paris 2024, faites vos jeux, Le français dans le monde

Alexandra Trinh, “Patrick Clastres : « The competitions denounce dictatorships »“, Journal des Activités Sociales de l’énergie, 24 novembre 2022

Patrick Clastres, « Le Club n’est plus le lieu du savoir », Le Temps, 16 April 2021

Adrien Pécout, « Within French sports federations, democracy is a combat sport », Le Monde, 16 December 2020, paper version 17 December 2020

Jérôme Jeannin, « Popular sports and elite competitions », RTS, 11 April 2019

"What if the Olympic Games were not eternal?", En jeu. Une autre idée du sport, February 2018, no. 30, p. 14.

Patrick Clastres, "What if the Olympic Games were not eternal?", OmniSports, no. 139, April-May 2017, p. 19-22

Interview by Anthony Gautier, " The Olympic Games are fragile "Apostrophe 45, 13 August 2016

Juliette Marie, « Four scenarios for the 2040 Olympic Games », Uzbek & Rica,

Laurent Nicolet, Migros magazine, July 2016, " Special Olympic disciplines »

« The 2096 Olympics will not take place », Nom de Zeus, 13 April 2016

RTS"Tribu" show, 17 January 2016, " Where is contemporary sport heading? »

« What new sports will be included in the next Olympic Games? », Gilles Halais et Estelle Faure, France Info, France Info Junior, 30 September 2015