The former captain of the "XV de France", Fabien Galthiť said: "even if rugby
is not an Olympic sport, it shares the Olympics values. The Paris ' bid is the
entire French sport community's bid".
On behalf of Paris 2012, Thierry Rey, Olympic judo Champion, in charge of the
sportsmen's mobilisation, expressed his thanks for this collective commitment
from the French rugby team and the national rugby federation.