One person arrested in France during Olympic Torch run

An individual planning violent action during the Olympic torch relay has been arrested in Bordeaux, France, according to French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.

However it was not immediately clear as to what type of violence the person was allegedly threatening, but the arrest comes as French authorities implement strict security measures ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics. 

The Olympic Torch is currently traveling throughout France ahead of the Games, which will be held from July 26 to August 11.

Meanwhile, despite logistical challenges, and safety concerns organizers are planning to have athletes participating in the games ferried along the famous Seine River during the opening ceremony. 

This is the first time the opening ceremonies are set to take place outside of a Stadium setting.


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