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The president of the CNOSF resigns one year before the Paris Olympics

The president of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), Brigitte Henriques, presented her resignation from her post on Thursday, just over a year from the Paris-2024 Olympic Games.

A press release from the Committee specifies in this regard that “at the opening of the general assembly of the CNOSF which is being held today at the Maison du Sport Français, Brigitte Henriques announced her decision to return her mandate as President of the National Olympic and Sports Committee French “.

The resignation of the former footballer, first woman president of the CNOSF, comes against the backdrop of strong tensions in recent months around several issues, in particular between her and her predecessor Denis Masseglia.

Astrid Guyart, the general secretary of the CNOSF, will assume the presidency of the CNOSF during this transition period and will have to organize a Board of Directors which will elect her successor within the next three months, in accordance with the statutory provisions of the institution, notes the press release. .

The president of the CNOSF, who had initially announced that she wanted to submit to a vote of confidence by the assembly, did not go through with her idea and directly presented her resignation, according to the French press, which evokes, among other things, a “clap of thunder at the top of French sport”.

The crisis, which had been simmering for many weeks, erupted last week during the board of directors during which Denis Masseglia, predecessor of Brigitte Henriques as president from 2009 to 2021, settled accounts with the latter, understands “ RMCsport”.

He thus invited her to leave office by listing a whole series of controversies that have surrounded her mandate in recent months, adds the media.

Names are already emerging to take over from Henriques, including that of David Lappartient, current president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), notes the same source.



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