08 Oct 2021
Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.
08 October 2021
On 4 October, with a little over 100 days until the Olympic and Paralympic Games Beijing 2022, Team France was officially presented (photo). The new visual identity for Team France was also unveiled. This event marks a turning point in the history of French sport; already united as one single team, the French Olympic and Paralympic athletes for both summer and winter sports will now wear clothing bearing the same emblem until the Olympic Games Paris 2024 and beyond. During the event, Brigitte Henriques, President of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), and Marie-Amélie Le Fur, President of the French Paralympic and Sports committee (CPSF), announced the names of the chefs de mission who will lead the delegations in Beijing: Nathalie Péchalat, President of the French Federation of Ice Sports, will lead the Olympic delegation and Jean Minier, Sports Director of the CPSF, will lead the Paralympic delegation. Full info here and on the Paris 2024 website.
02 July 2021
Brigitte Henriques (photo) was elected President of the French NOC (CNOSF) at the CNOSF General Assembly on 29 June. She becomes the first woman to hold this position, and succeeds Denis Masseglia, who had been President since 2009. Before her election, Henriques had been CNOSF Vice-President for Development and Diversity of Practice. She has also served as Vice-President of the French Football Federation since 2017, having previously been its Secretary General from 2011, in charge of women’s football development and the “Sport and Disability” and “Football at School” programmes. A new Board of Directors was also elected at the CNOSF General Assembly. More details here.
15 March 2021
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, a sculpture to honour Alice Milliat, founder of the International Women’s Sport Federation and the Women’s World Games, was unveiled at the headquarters of the French NOC. A number of prominent figures were present at the ceremony, presided over by NOC President Denis Masseglia, including Jean-Michel Blanquer, minister for national education, youth and sports; Roxana Maracineanu, sports minister; IOC members Guy Drut and Tony Estanguet, who is also President of Paris 2024. The IOC President sent a video message praising the role and the legacy of Alice Milliat as well as the NOC initiative by paying her tribute. The statue of Alice Milliat stands in the entrance to the building, alongside that of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games. More info here.