Paris is alive with activity, anticipation and ‘L’Amour des Jeux’ as the city prepares to host one of the most prestigious events on the international
sporting calendar, the 2005 Tennis French Open, which will be held at the Roland-Garros
stadium complex from May 23 to June 5.
As the world’s greatest tennis stars along with scores of spectators from France and around the world gather in Paris,
Roland-Garros has ensured the presence of Paris 2012 is seen and felt around the
• Displays of support from the public, stadium employees and competing athletes
will mark the tournament.
• The Philippe-Chatrier court (central court) and other focal areas will be decorated
with the Paris 2012 logo and motto ‘L’Amour des Jeux’.
• Two mobile studios positioned around the complex will offer all attending events
an opportunity to show their support for Paris 2012. By doing so they will join
the thousands of supporters of the bid who are expressing their passion through
a simple gesture of placing a hand on their heart, as part of the new campaign,
"My heart beats for Paris 2012".
Christian Bîmes, President of the French Federation of Tennis, said "Roland-Garros is a world-class venue and makes Paris a fitting home for
this prestigious sporting event. Both the French Federation of Tennis and Roland-Garros
are proud to offer support to Paris 2012, and demonstrate how the French sports
community is behind the bid. Events such as this highlight not only France’s success
in hosting sports competitions on a global scale, but also the welcoming nature
of a community that would be proud to host a 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games".
Roland-Garros and the French Federation of Tennis have asked President of Paris 2012 and Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, to
attend the award of the women’s and men’s final trophies (Cup Suzanne Lenglen
and Cup of the Mousquetaires) to the winning competitors. Mr Delanoe along with
other Paris 2012 officials and executives will be present at various events throughout
The men’s finale will coincide with the Paris 2012 Special Day "Fêtons L’Amour des Jeux" to be held on the Champs-Elysées on June 5th.