Paris 2024 – Serge Betsen: “France-England, my coronary heart doesn’t waver”


Inside the framework of Olympic and Paralympic Video games of Paris 2024town of Clichy, in partnership with the Ile-de-France areawill welcome the groups of Staff GB hasearlier than and through the Paris 2024 Video games. Labeled “Terre des Jeux 2024”, town of Clichy was chosen by the delegation of Nice Britain to create its excessive efficiency heart “efficiency lodge“. This partnership was formalized this Tuesday morning on the City Corridor of Clichy, within the presence particularly of Remi MuzeauMayor of Clichy, Sir Hugh RobertsonPresident of the British Olympic Affiliation, and Serge Betsenambassador of Clichy for Paris 2024 Video games.

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“Welcome Staff UK!”

The Metropolis of Clichy can have the glory and the immense pleasure of welcoming, throughout the René Auffray highschool, the efficiency heart of the British Olympic Affiliation through the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games, explains the Mayor of Clichy, Remi Muzeau. The well-known and prestigious “Staff GB” has certainly seen an surroundings conducive to its success and workforce cohesion. We’re notably proud to welcome this delegation, one of the vital eagerly awaited within the competitors, whose sporting performances are properly established and who’ve at all times upheld the values ​​of Olympism.. Welcome Staff GB!

The Metropolis of Clichy will subsequently welcome one of many best nations in world sport with its cyclists, Nice Britain, through the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Video games. The function of British Olympic Affiliation (BOA) to is to organize and lead the UK workforce in any respect Olympic occasions and to develop, promote and defend the Olympic motion and the Olympic values. Their imaginative and prescient is to unite and encourage the nation by way of the ability of Olympic sport, uniting the nation behind a workforce everybody can consider in. It stays the workforce’s most beloved UK. Since successful their bid to host the London 2012 Olympics in 2005, the British workforce have constantly completed within the high 5 of the Summer season Olympics medal desk, successful 65, 67 and 64 medals at London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.”The UK has at all times been on the forefront of selling inclusion by way of sport and right now’s signing brings Staff GB, a powerhouse of sporting excellence, to the center of native Parisian communities. We look ahead to serving to make the Olympic and Paralympic Video games a hit for each France and UK athletes, and to be a part of the legacy of the 2024 Video games.“concludes Theo RYCROFTDeputy British Ambassador to France.

Serge Betsen: “It is an actual pleasure to be town’s ambassador”


I grew up right here in Clichy. As I used to be born in Cameroon. I got here to Clichy once I was 9 years outdated. Three years later I found rugby. And rugby made me be right here. It is an actual pleasure to be an envoy for town. Thanks, Mayor, for this honour. It is a pleasure to have the ability to create this cultural hyperlink between Staff GB and Clichy since I completed my profession in England. And this hyperlink continues to be cultivated between the actions and my on a regular basis life,“he spoke to the press, earlier than answering our questions.

My coronary heart shouldn’t be beating in any respect. Dwelling there, it’s apparent that my coronary heart will beat 300% for France. This cultural discovery of the Anglo-Saxons allowed me to understand that they’re so obsessed with sport, that naturally it sharpens the need to inform me that the French, we’re going to assist them. Regardless of the sport, we’ll push in order that there are as many French athletes as doable who win medals. There may be this concept of ​​cordial understanding that exists. We’re the most effective enemies, we all know that. We proceed to domesticate it as a result of it enriches {our relationships}. That is what’s essential.

“It’s professional to say that the French Rugby Staff is the favourite for the World Cup”

“The French workforce has put in some nice performances for two years. It’s professional to say that it’s the favorite. There may be nonetheless work to be completed. I’ll at all times be behind this workforce. We will probably be assured and decided in order that this workforce can obtain obtain one thing unprecedented for this tenth World Cup. I’m cautious by nature. You will need to have this measure however we all know the standard of the employees, the people and I hope that issues will progress in a constructive method. I do not need to inform myself that will probably be simple both.”


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