New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu today shared his ‘Amour des Jeux’ with France by declaring his support for Paris
During an interview with the French national TV
channel France 3, the All Black said: "I really believe that Paris has
the best facilities to organize the Games - that is why I support Paris
"I adore France. It is a beautiful country where people are welcoming. Who wouldn't
wish to see the Games in Paris?"
Lomu expressed his support of Paris 2012 during the New Zealand Rally after meeting his idol and French
winner of the 2004 World Rally, Sébastien Loeb.
The famous sportsman is considered the best winger of all time and is no stranger
France, having appeared in several international matches at the Stade of France
Paris 2012, the French bid’s proposed Olympic Stadium.
"Lomu’s support is a huge honour for Paris 2012," said Guy Drut, French IOC member
and founder of Paris 2012. "He is an exceptional player, renowned and respected
all round the world, exemplary
in his fight against a rare kidney illness. His commitment by our side shows that
the Paris 2012 concept, developed for and with the athletes, is compelling".