The French renewed their confidence in Emmanuel Macron in the second season on Sunday, April 24th. Over the next five years, France will be the center of international sporting events, including the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics and the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
The President of France has never covered so many sporting events. Behind the prestige and influence of such conferences, President Macron forgets major national issues, such as the wicked problem of violence at soccer stadiums and the better integration of women in all sectors of French sports. Must not be. An overview of ongoing and upcoming projects.
Paris 2024 and France 2023: The goal of shining at home
Emmanuel Macron aims for the success of the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics. When welcoming a French medalist returning from Tokyo in September 2021, the President of the Republic admitted that the result was not. “Exactly what we expected”.. 33 medals were collected, 9 less than Rio four years ago, and the French team is below normal standards.
“Because these are our games, we have to do more. At home, we are expected.”Emmanuel Macron said, giving the goal of integrating the world’s top five at the end of the Olympics.To this end, he promised that the country would support French athletes and insisted on the current philosophy. “Focus on high-potential areas” Of medals.
At the forefront, the National Sports Agency (ANS) has a mission to provide the sports federation with the support (financial, structural and organizational) needed to win medals in Paris. In particular, France started a large-scale business to recruit foreign coaches in September 2021. Our cross-border skills when the needs of the federation needed it. The requirements are the same for 2023 as France will receive the Men’s Rugby World Cup a year and a half after France’s XV wins its first Grand Slam in 12 years. The first opportunity to shine before the tournament.
Make France a global esports scene
President Macron has often already shown an attachment to the digital sector and innovation in the broadest sense. As a candidate, Emmanuel Macron has recently focused on esports. “We are one of the great nations of video games and are recognized around the world for the richness of their work, the quality of their training and the dynamism of the industry.” He estimated in an interview with a colleague of The BigWhale, a site specializing in news on new web technologies, published on April 24th.
For the head of state, France needs to take advantage of the Paris Games to establish its position in esports. “”Another area of French excellence “.. “”It is our responsibility to connect the two world Olympics by hosting the world’s largest sporting events of the year, CS: GO Major, Worlds of League of Legends and The International of Dota 2. .. (That is, the three largest competitions in this field).. If the French trust me, I will work on it as soon as I win. This is also a French influence. “, He assured me in this same interview.
Urgent need to calm the stand
Violence at the soccer stadium has been repeated this season. The question was even raised to the highest level in the state. After the first meeting on 23 November 2021, the Ministry of Home Affairs established a series of measures to stop this violence on 16 December, three weeks later. Or a player injured by a projectile, up to 30 minutes to determine the fate of the match, and a ban on PET bottles at the stadium as of July 1, 2022.
Are these measures sufficient to stop this bleeding?The 2021-2022 League One season, marked by a dozen incidents, also experienced an overkill this month. Audiences invaded the ground of Brest opposite Nantes on April 10. Against the background of tension between Ultras. Or on April 23, the match between Saint-Etienne and Monaco was interrupted for 30 minutes. Smoke grenades and fireworks normally banned in stadiums used by Ultras to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Green Angels Group.
France playing sports through sports at school
Emmanuel Macron had already tested this measure during his first five-year term. He decided to make it one of his second term proposals. The Head of State wants to generalize 30 minutes of sports readings per day in schools across the region for children ages 6-12 from the beginning of the 2022 academic year. This reading complements physical education and sports (EPS) time. ), Already included in the Act on Democratization of Sports, which was voted on February 24, 2022.
This daily physical activity is the first step in the fight against the sedentary life that exists very much among young French people. According to ANSES-provided expertise released in November 2020, 66% of adolescents aged 11 to 17 said they “indicate a worrying health risk.” On the ground, school timetables are difficult to grow and local sports facilities are unequal, so measures are not unanimous.
Women’s position in sports: after consciousness, action
After the exposure of former skater Sarah Abitbol on her sexual assault in January 2020, she At the ages of 15 and 17, female voices were released in the world of sports. The impact was so great that the Ministry of Sports launched a national convention for the prevention of violence in sports in 2020. The treaty, which became the annual meeting, made it possible to report cases of sexual assault in sports at the state level and to identify and punish the perpetrators of these acts.
More generally, the status of women in sports at all levels (athletes, supervisors, leaders) has been identified, especially with regard to the issue of equality of leadership within the sports federation. This equivalence is stipulated in the French Sport Democratization Act, which was voted in February 2022, and will come into effect at the national level in 2024 and at the regional level in 2028. However, after recognition and announcement of change, President Macron’s second five-year term will be determined by action.