'Wokism' row overshadows launch of Paris Olympics poster

March 06, 2024

French conservatives and far-right figures fumed Tuesday at the official poster for this summer's Paris Olympics, complaining that a Christian cross and the French flag were missing due to "wokism". National Rally (RN) lawmaker Nicolas Meizonnet wrote that the omissions must be the result of "wokism" -- a bugbear of France's far right. Security measuresThe Paris Olympics are set to take place from July 26-August 11, followed by the Paralympics from August 28-September 8. The boat parade is in keeping with promises to make the Paris Olympics "iconic", with the organising committee keen to break from past traditions in the way it stages the world's biggest sporting event. The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics ceremony is generally considered to be the most spectacular in history, while the 2012 London ceremony, overseen by "Trainspotting" director Danny Boyle, won rave reviews for showcasing Britain's quirky side.

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