Minister Flessel visits baseball and softball stand during Olympic Day in Paris


PARIS, France-“All of France is mobilised behind the candidature of Paris 2024” said the French Minister of Sport Laura Flessel during the Olympic Day in Paris. Her visit included a stop over at baseball and softball stand

Paris celebrated the Olympic Day transforming the heart of the Ville Lumière, from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame along the River Seine, into a gigantic sports park. The giant celebration zone offered the chance to sample more than 30 disciplines.
Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said that the city wanted “to celebrate the values of Olympism in the spirit of celebration and joy”. She added: “Paris is ready to share its love of sports and its enthusiasm to host the Games in 2024”.

Didier Seminet, who is the President of the Confederation of European Baseball and of the French Baseball and Softball Federation, welcomed to his stand the new French Minister of Sport Laura Flessel.
Born in Guadalupe in 1971, Flessel was a world class athlete in fencing: she won 5 olympic medals (2 golds in Atlanta), 6 world titles and 1 european title.
Minister Flessel confirmed: “All of France is mobilised behind the candidature of Paris 2024”

Olympic Day marks the occasion on 23 June 1894, when Baron Pierre de Coubertin established the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Sorbonne in Paris.