Marcel Desailly confirms his support for the Paris Bid to host the 2012 Olympic
and Paralympic Games. He also denied reports from London today stating that he
was considering becoming an Ambassador for London2012.
“As a Frenchman I will always support a French Bid. I think the Olympics would
be great not only for Paris but also for the whole of France”, commented the captain
of French National Team.
Desailly and all his teammates in the French National Football squad signed an
agreement to support the Paris 2012 Bid in February 2004.
“We are delighted that Marcel has reconfirmed his support for Paris 2012”, commented
Philippe Baudillon, Chief Executive Officer of Paris 2012. In fact we are fortunate
enough to have the signed support of all the French Squad in Portugal. They have
pledged to act as Ambassadors of our Bid in some shape or form”.
Gérard Enault, Director General of the French Football Federation said: “Marcel
has committed his support to Paris 2012 and has no intention of representing any
other Bid. He has spoken with Sebastian Coe on a number of matters and has agreed
to work only on some good will projects.”