LE SCAN SPORTS – Fifty French athletes called to block Marine Le Pen from publicly taking sides with the current President of the Republic.
Ruined Olympic champions, world champions, many internationals: 50 French sports figures, retired or still active, spoke on the site of the Parisian Y France Information to support the candidate Emmanuel Macron. With less than two weeks to go before the second round of the presidential elections, these athletes jointly signed a platform to express their desire to oppose Marine Le Pen as France prepares to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023, and then the Games. Paris Olympics. next year.
«If we are fully aware of the difficulties that many French people are going through, we are convinced that voting for a party that would endanger republican values would be the worst remedy. The sport in which we believe, that of the values of Olympism, is made of friendship and respect; It is the place of diversity. Reject all discrimination. In all parts of the territory, in our cities, our suburbs and our fields, sport is a powerful remedy against exclusion“, we can read in this joint statement.
«It is because we believe in this sport, fraternal and inclusive, that we are committed to preventing our nation from placing at its head a president who embodies the opposite, the stigmatization of the other, the withdrawal into oneself, nationalism. And that is why we call to vote for Emmanuel Macron on April 24“, conclude the signatories.
The 50 signatories: Clarisse Agbégnénou (judo), Samir Aït Saïd (gymnastics), Valériane Ayayi Vukosavljević (basketball), Brahim Asloum (boxing), Romain Bardet (cycling), Cécilia Berder (fencing), Alain Bernard (swimming), Marie Bochet (alpine para-skiing) , Laure Boulleau (football), Justine Braisaz-Bouchet (biathlon), Romain Cannone (fencing), Souleymane Cissokho (boxing), Élodie Clouvel (pentathlon), Cléopâtre Darleux (handball), Isabelle Demongeot (tennis), Stéphane Diagana (athletics) , Boris Diaw (basketball), Céline Dumerc (basketball), Antoine Dupont (rugby), Gévrise Émane (judo), Maud Fontenoy (sailing), Pierre Gasly (F 1), Edgar Grospiron (mogul skiing), Amandine Henry (football) , Stéphane Houdet (paratennis), Muriel Hurtis (athletics), Mickaël Jeremiasz (paratennis), Nikola Karabatic (handball), Raphaël Ibañez (rugby), Jean Le Cam (sailing), Eugénie Le Sommer (football), Christophe Lemaitre (athletics) , Laure Manaudou (swimming), Blaise Matuidi (football), Frédéric Michalak (rugby), Estelle Mosely (boxing), Earvin N g apeth (volleyball), Valérie Nicolas (handball), Yannick Noah (tennis), Sarah Ourahmoune (boxing), Jean-Pierre Papin (football), Tony Parker (basketball), Dimitri Payet (football), Marie-José Pérec (athletics ), Allison Pineau (handball), Thibaut Pinot (cycling), Jackson Richardson (handball), Charles Rozoy (paraswimming), Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (tennis), Jessy Trémoulière (rugby), Cameron Woki (rugby), Tony Yoka (boxing ).
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