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06-08-2004
Marcel Desailly re-confirms his support for Paris 2012

The French footballer denies ambassador role with London 2012. “As a Frenchman I will always support a French Bid”, commented Marcel Desailly before going to Portugal for Euro2004.


 
Marcel Desailly - © AFP
M. Desailly: "The Olympics would be great not only for Paris but also for the whole of France". (© AFP)
 
 
The press release (Doc - 39 Ko)
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.”
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