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Paris 2012 Plays and Wins!

It was the show not to miss, Monday, at 8.55pm, on France 3, "Paris 2012" French Family Fued Special. French presenter, Julien Lepers invited ten Olympic Medallists to respond to his famous questions, all for a good cause, for "l'Amour des Jeux".
T. Rey & J. Lepers - © L. Deloison - Paris 2012
The Winner, Thierry Rey, congratulated by Julien Lepers. (© L. Deloison - Paris2012)
- TV Gameshows on France 3
- Family Fued, by Fremantle

When France's finest athletes were asked to step into the 'Family Fued' ring, in true support of Paris 2012, they all said... yes! 

And what a competition it was!  Olympic athletes Myriam Baverel, Philippe Candeloro, Rock Durand, Tony Estanguet, Béatrice Hess, Naman Keita, Lise Legrand, Hugues Obry, Frédérique Jossinet and Thierry Rey met again facing the television cameras to reply as quickly as possible to every question.  As with any competition timing is crucial and Family Fued is no different.  As each team of five athletes mastered the "buzzer" responding faster and faster, the competition increased.

The 2 winners of each team, Thierry Rey and Lise Legrand went head to head in the final to receive one title they did not get in their sporting career - The Family Fued Trophy.   Difficult and full of suspense, the game culminated in the victory of the former judoka Thierry Rey, an official representative of Paris 2012.   He adds this to his 1980 Olympic Gold Medal.

The Olympic medallists were encouraged by the public, particularly by 350 young aspiring athletes from regional France.   Also cheering on the athletes were Philippe Baudillon, Paris 2012 CEO, Jean- François Lamour, Minister of Sport, Jean Paul Huchon, president of the Ile-de France Region, Henri Sérandour, President of the French National Olympic Committee, and Anne Hidalgo, Deputy mayor.

For more than two hours, Julien Lepers, the competitors and the public were united by Paris 2012, no doubt the overall winner of the evening.

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