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French Olympic Committee in turmoil yr forward of Video games

Paris: Sports activities Minister Amelie Oudea Castera on Thursday referred to as at the French Nationwide Olympic Committee (CNOSF) to rally in combination after their president Brigitte Henriques give up her submit most effective 14 months sooner than Paris hosts the Olympic Video games.

Henriques’ dramatic resignation on the committee’s basic meeting comes after a year-and-a-half of inside squabbling and an excessively public confrontation together with her predecessor Denis Masseglia.

The CNOSF basic secretary Astrid Guyart will act in a caretaker function until a brand new president is elected “within the subsequent 3 months”, the frame stated in a commentary.

“There were no winners these days,” Oudea-Castera advised AFP.

She added, on the other hand, there might be “a victory, that of ethics and democracy.”

The resignation of Henriques — a former vice-president of the French Soccer Federation — is solely the newest drama to have an effect on French sports activities previously yr.

A number of federations — soccer, rugby, gymnastics and tennis — have change into embroiled in scandals.

There were two prime profile resignations because of this — soccer’s octogenarian president Noel Le Graet went in February following accusations of sexual and mental harassment.

Former sports activities minister and French rugby trainer Bernard Laporte additionally give up his function as president of the French Rugby Federation in January after being convicted of corruption — months clear of France web hosting the boys’s Rugby International Cup.

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