04-14-2005
Jonah Lomu backs Paris 2012
 
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New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu today shared his ‘Amour des Jeux’ with France by declaring his support for Paris 2012.
 
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 2012.

"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 to 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".
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