The President of the Republic came to meet French athletes who will fly to Rio for the Paralympic games …
There was a crowd at the headquarters of the French Disabled Sports Federation on Thursday. This whole movie caused especially by the media appointment demonstrates the change of outlook and interest for the Paralympic movement in France. It is reckoning on the choice of France Télévisions to broadcast live events. This is a first for the Summer Games. One hundred hours at a rate of ten hours per day.
“I welcome France Télévisions as they will allow to change the look of the show emotions related to athletic performance. This will lead many young people to think they have their place. You will show them that even with a handicap, especially with a disability, you can pass a feat “ , said the President of the Republic, François Hollande, came to meet a large part of athletes in the delegation 126 French restraint to compete in the Paralympic Games in Rio (7-18 September).
Paris 2024: “Our common mission”
A few hours before the first start, Francois Hollande, accompanied by two ministers including Thierry Braillard, sports minister, testified encouragement and expectations. “Beyond the medals you earn, you’ll send a picture, a state of spirit and pride, still insisted however that the President recalled the objectives of ten titles and especially a return of France, 16th in London, in the top 10 ranking of nations. There is no obstacle that can prevent a woman or a man to go after his dream and fulfill his destiny. It will be a very comforting image, an example.Demonstrate that there is a future possibility. “
Before he spoke he praised the work of the Rio authorities to allow the maintenance of “this great sports festival.”
And ask the French to defend the candidacy of Paris and France in obtaining Games 2024. “This is our common mission. Imagine what this could represent for the children of this school started to say that they could be our representatives at the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024. “