The “Demain Le Sport” festival is launched

It was on the stage of the famous Studio 104 of the Maison de la Radio, in Paris, that the "Demain Le Sport" festival opened, organized by The Team, France Info and France Televisions. 27 round tables and masterclasses are scheduled for the day, led by some sixty speakers including swimming legend Michael Phelps, 23 Olympic gold medalists, who will speak at 6:30 p.m. on the theme "ethics and Olympism".

“We wanted to join forces to reflect on what the sport of tomorrow will be likebegan Jean-Philippe Baille, director of France Info. It was important for us to bring our stone to the building, the sport punctuates all our course and all our life. » “As a media, we obviously have the role of covering events, but it is also important for us to project ourselves and show that we have a mission that goes beyond that of information, that of the heritage that we will leave after the 2024 Paris Olympics »added Jérôme Cazadieu, the editorial director of The Team. "We see from all the debates that there are around that these events will have to be organized in a different way in the future"for his part declared Laurent-Éric Le Lay, the sports director of France Télévisions.

“This festival illustrates the importance of sport and its role in France. In today's world, we need to further strengthen the role of sport for a more human-centered and inclusive world”

Thomas Bach, IOC President

In total, 120 journalists were accredited for this first edition and 3,600 people are expected. In addition to the presence of several athletes and Olympic medalists on stage (Marie-José Pérec, Sandrine Martinet, Kevin Mayer, Tony Estanguet), Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), intervened via a video: “This festival illustrates the importance of sport and its role in France. In today's world, we need to further strengthen the role of sport for a more human-centred and inclusive world. The IOC is delighted to see Paris 2024 contributing to building this more open and inclusive world with our Olympic values. [...] Let's continue to work for a better world through sport. »

"Put sport more at the heart of our society"

Also present on the Studio 104 stage, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the Minister of Sports, welcomed the creation of this festival. “The stakes are multiple, the moment is quite incredible. What you manage to do today, to unite so much energy and great champions around the cause of sport, it's fabulous. Sport is a common good. In our society which is too often divided, fractured, it is something that can bring us together. [...] Our challenge is for sport to succeed in transforming society more deeply. With all our strength, we will get there. »

Tony Estanguet, triple Olympic champion and president of Paris 2024, felt that the timing was right to discuss the different aspects of sport: “Now is the right time to unite and generate more impact. Congratulations to the organizers of Demain Le Sport, in all the themes, you type right. We talk a lot about the climate emergency, there is also a sports emergency, on the sedentary lifestyle which is gradually gaining ground in particular. » The program and the minutes of the debates can be found on the site

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