Don’t make Paris Olympics ‘scapegoat’, pleads minister

FRANCE’S sports minister argued today the 2024 Paris Olympics should not be a “scapegoat for all of our frustrations”, denying that plans to move homeless people out of the capital were linked to the games.

Reports emerged last week that the government had asked officials in regions around the country to prepare temporary facilities for the homeless from Paris in anticipation of an accommodation crunch in the capital.