“We have the impression that we embody a piece of French sport,” recalls Tony Estanguet, standard bearer at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
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500 days after the launch of Paris 2024, the president of the organizing committee recalls his memories in the new series “One story, one flag”, available on france.tv.
“A very strong moment in my career”. First host of the new series “One story, one flag”Launched 500 days before the start of the Games and available in the Paris 2024 section of france.tv, Tony Estanguet, three-time gold medalist in canoeing (2000, 2004 and 2012) and president of the Paris Games organizing committee, looks back with emotion over his memories of being the standard-bearer for the French delegation at the opening ceremony in Beijing in 2008. “Beyond the races I managed to win, this moment as a standard-bearer and this tour of the stadium with the French delegation, I remember it as if it were yesterday and it can never be taken away from me”, recalls the three-time Olympic champion in single-seater canoe slalom.