Thirteen powerful images, captured by the lens of Agence France-Presse (AFP) photographers, are now on display outside the French Residence on Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, until the end of September.

The exhibition, titled ‘Sport et Fraternité’ (Sports and Fraternity), draws its inspiration from the ancient Olympic Truce. This historical agreement aimed to halt conflicts among the Greek city-states, allowing athletes and spectators safe passage to and from the games.

Grégory Robert, Deputy Consul General of France in Ho Chi Minh City, addresses the audience at the opening ceremony of the ‘Sports and Fraternity’ exhibition. The event was held at the French Residence on Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, on June 11, 2024. Photo: Hai Quynh / Tuoi Tre

The photographs capture intimate moments of athletes, teammates, and spectators, showcasing the core values of sports: respect, determination, and fair play. These images celebrate the spirit of friendly competition and the joy of physical achievement.

Paris is gearing up to host the Olympics for the third time, from July 26 to August 11, and the Paralympics for the very first time, from August 28 to September 8.

Grégory Robert (R, 2nd), Deputy Consul General of France in Ho Chi Minh City, introduces the ‘Sports and Fraternity’ exhibition to visitors. The outdoor display is located at the French Residence on Le Duan Boulevard, District 1, and will be up throughout June. Photo: Hai Quynh / Tuoi Tre

Grégory Robert, the French Deputy Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, assured that Paris is committed to ensuring the comfort and safety of athletes during their stay. This includes an intensified focus on enhancing the water quality of the Seine River, which will play a crucial role in hosting triathlon and outdoor swimming events.

A heartwarming moment captured in this photo shows two French rugby players lifting a child during an interaction with students from Taguma Higashi School in Kumamoto, Japan, as part of the Rugby Union World Cup. Photo: Hai Quynh / Tuoi Tre

The French government has invested significantly in upgrading wastewater and stormwater treatment facilities across the Paris region. These efforts are aimed at improving the water quality of the Seine, ensuring it meets the standards for hosting international sporting events.

Demonstrating France’s confidence in the cleanliness of the river, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to swim in the Seine at the end of February. This bold statement underscores the nation’s determination to showcase the river’s improved condition and its suitability as a venue for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

A vibrant capture of children participating in an annual horse race during the traditional Mongolian Naadam festival. This festival celebrates the country’s rich cultural heritage and the spirit of competition. Photo: Hai Quynh / Tuoi Tre
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