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Jackson Richardson and Michaël Jeremiasz appointed heads of mission of the French delegations to the Games

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On Wednesday July 12, the names of the two tricolor heads of mission for the Paris 2024 Games were revealed. Former handball player Jackson Richardson, bronze medalist with the “Barjots” at the Barcelona Games in 1992, was named “captain” of the Olympic delegation, and Michaël Jeremiasz, Paralympic wheelchair tennis doubles champion at Beijing 2008, will lead the Paralympic delegation. The announcement was made by David Lappartient, president of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), and by Marie-Amélie Le Fur, president of the Paralympic Committee (CPSF), not far from the Eiffel Tower.

The name of the former “Barjot”, world champion in 1995 and 2001, is not a surprise since he had been retained by Brigitte Henriques when the latter was at the head of the CNOSF, according to an indiscretion of The team. A choice taken up today on his own by David Lappartient, his successor at the head of the flagship of French sport.

“Usually, the position of head of mission is an operational position that goes to a federation president. There, we wanted an athlete to bring cohesion to the delegations »explains the new boss of the CNOSF. “One year from the Home Games, we needed to renew the profiles, completes Marie-Amélie Le Fur. It was more about finding iconic ambassadors. The choice of Michaël Jeremiasz was obvious. »

“We will be the first supporters of the Blues”

Jackson Richardson et Michaël Jeremiasz, who has participated in the Olympic Games four times, will have the particular mission of supporting the Blues selected for Paris 2024 in the best conditions before and during the Games, “ on sports fields now » (Jeremiah), et d’“bringing their experience and experience of the Olympic Games” (Richardson). “We will be the first supporters of the Blues”assure Michaël Jeremiah.

After being named standard bearers of the French delegation, at the Athens Games, in 2004, for Richardson, in Rio, in 2016, for Jeremiasz, the two men therefore take on new positions of responsibility. The 54-year-old Reunionese will not really have time to breathe. From Friday, he is expected at Pulse, the headquarters of the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee in Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis), for a seminar for the heads of mission of the various national Olympic committees.

In his task, he will be assisted by an assistant, André-Pierre Goubert, director of the Olympic center at the CNOSF, who will be responsible for carrying out the most traditional activities of a head of mission (operational and logistical functions). The post of deputy chef de mission of the Paralympic delegation goes to Jean Minier, director of sports at the CPSF.

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