Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Read more

Sports

French basketball star Noah out of Olympics squad

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-07-04

French basketball star Joakim Noah announced Wednesday he will not attend the Olympic Games in London next month. The Chicago Bulls centre has been ruled out with a niggling ankle injury.

REUTERS - Frenchman Joakim Noah will miss the Olympic Games because he has not fully recovered from an ankle injury, the Chicago Bulls centre said on Wednesday.

“I am absolutely not ready. Not ready to run, not ready to jump. I’m not fit enough to play in the Olympic Games,” Noah told French sports daily L’Equipe.

Noah, who averaged 10.2 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season, picked up the ankle injury in a playoff game against the Philadelphia Sixers in May.

France are also sweating on Tony Parker’s condition as the San Antonio Spurs point guard is doubtful with an eye injury.
 

Date created : 2012-07-04

  • BASKETBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    France build momentum with solid win over Lebanon

    Read more

  • BASKETBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    France stun holders Spain in opening game

    Read more

COMMENT(S)