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.