The election to the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) could also be taking a brand new flip. Launched after the renunciation of Michel Vion (ski), designated successor of Denis Masseglia, Brigitte Henriques (soccer) had displayed many helps. Its program “bring together, innovate, win” was co-built with Jean-Pierre Siutat (basketball), Michel Vion (snowboarding), Jean-Michel Cléroy (archery), Didier Seminet (baseball) and Gilles Erb ( Table tennis). The assist of the volleyball and biking federations additionally supplied him a boulevard. Except in the previous few days issues could also be shifting. After swimming a couple of days in the past, tennis voted throughout its steering committee assembly this Friday, its assist for Thierry Rey.
“We like his ability to federate, we need someone who brings people together who prints a real state of mind between the federations, someone who has empathy,” stated Gilles Moretton, the president of the French federation of tennis (FFT). Elected a couple of weeks in the past, he believes that French sport “needs renewal”. “We need a questioning, we got into a too political routine,” he continues. The FFT desires to assist by difficult, we’re not right here to come back and eat petits fours in cocktails. Personally, I’ve no ambition, besides to advance sport in France. We will have the Games in 2024 however what are we going to depart behind? We ask for exact markers regarding the heritage and what I like about Thierry Rey is the concept the CNOSF turns into an actual actor. The revival of golf equipment, the feminization of our bodies. “
The Olympic world against pro sport?
Thierry Rey, Olympic judo champion in Moscow in 1980, is the last of the four candidates (along with Brigitte Henriques, Emmanuelle Bonnet Oulaldj of the FSGT and Patrice Martin, of water skiing) to have entered the campaign. His chances were uncertain, but the resignation at the end of March of another candidate – Nicolas Henard, defeated in the elections to the French sailing federation – changed the situation. Thierry Rey is now perceived as the candidate of the Olympic world, against that of professional sport, embodied by Brigitte Henriques. At the beginning of April, several federations (tennis, swimming, triathlon, badminton, golf, wrestling, taekwondo …) had sent an open letter to the candidates, asking them “the actual causes for his or her dedication, their imaginative and prescient, the outcomes of their final years and eventually their program. “
An action that had created some tensions, the signatories having then been removed from the working groups organized by the pro Brigitte Henriques. Some, like swimming and now tennis, decided to join Thierry Rey, who already had the support of judo. Other federations could follow, by the elections of June 29. The situation is likely to become tense and alliances between the candidates could be forged, after the grand oral, scheduled for June 16. Symbol of affinity and non-Olympic sport, Emmanuelle Bonnet Oulaldj is already highly coveted.
The elections are all of the extra essential as Paris will set up the Olympic Games in 2024. These are 108 federations which will vote on June 29, however all don’t have the identical variety of votes, relying on whether or not they’re Olympic or not and in line with their quantity. of licensees. Federations resembling ballooning or sand yachting have 2 votes, mannequin plane or billiards, 6 votes, fashionable pentathlon 10 votes, boxing or fencing, 15 votes. The mastodons like soccer, tennis, judo, handball or basketball every have 20 votes. An benefit ? Not essentially, once we do not forget that in 2009, it was the small federations that introduced Denis Masseglia (rowing) to energy. Suffice to say that the negotiations have solely simply begun.