France's national dialogue of self-doubt
It is hard to overemphasise the disappointment enveloping France since Paris lost out to London in its bid to host the Olympics in 2012.
It is hard to overemphasise the disappointment enveloping France since Paris lost out to London in its bid to host the Olympics in 2012. The French uncharacteristically lost their sangfroid after the announcement was made.
TV pictures showed some members of the Paris Olympic bidding team being reduced to tears, while both the mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, and French president Jacques Chirac visibly grimaced when journalists later asked them to explain why France had lost...
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