the IOC invites the French sports movement to “focus” on Paris 2024

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By John

A dramatic change in the middle of the general assembly of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), fourteen months before the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. The president of the committee, Brigitte Henriques, announced Thursday May 25 her decision to return her mandate, made know the instance in a statement.

Conflicts and internal rivalries got the better of the former vice-president of the French Football Federation (FFF), at open war for months with her predecessor, Denis Masseglia. By resigning, Henriques thus puts an end to an internal crisis which has lasted for more than a year and a half.

“In her introductory remarks, Brigitte Henriques, the first woman president of the CNOSF, explained to the members of the general assembly the reasons for her it written in the press release. Brigitte Henriques was warmly applauded by the General Assembly for her contribution, her dedication and the modernization work she has instilled within the institution since the beginning of her mandate. »

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday invited the French Olympic and sports movement to “to focus” on the Paris 2024 Olympics, a few hours after the resignation of the president of the CNOSF. The Olympic body “calls on everyone’s responsibility so that the internal conflicts that have affected the CNOSF in recent months cease”said a spokesperson.

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra calls on the CNOSF to “come together”

It is Astrid Guyart, current secretary general of the CNOSF, who will act as interim president of the CNOSF and will be responsible for organizing a board of directors. “Who will elect a president from among its members within the next three months”, underlines the institution. Brigitte Henriques said to call all the members of the CNOSF “to remain mobilized on the essential and primordial objective: the full success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024”.

The French Olympic Committee must ” gather “ And “bounce back”reacted the Minister of Sports, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, in a statement to Agence France-Presse. “There is no winner today”she said, but there may be “a victory, that of an ethical and democratic leap forward”she added, specifying that she invited the executive office of the body to the ministry ” Tuesday evening “ in order to “to take stock”.