Emmanuel Macron assured him during the inauguration of the Olympic Village, he will dive into the Seine: “Yes, I will go.” This Thursday, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, repeated that she would also go swimming in the Seine: “We will all want to dive into the Seine,” she said. The Seine must host the triathlon, para triathlon and open water swimming events.

And Amélie Oudéa-Castéra recalls: “It’s a vast project which is being carried out with enormous energy. Jacques Chirac promised it, Emmanuel Macron gave us the framework and the means to achieve it. We are investing 1.4 billion euros collectively, 700 million which are supported by the State, with an action plan which is led by the prefect of the Île-de-France region. We will be there.”

As for the threat that hangs over the holding of the tests in the face of the risk of pollution (due for example to a rainy phenomenon like during the Test event in August), the Minister of Sports spoke on France Info: “days of contingency which make it possible to accommodate this type of hazard (…) There is a little room for maneuver.

Finally, the Minister of Sports returned to the controversy which swept over Aya Nakamura after her name was put forward to sing during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games (July 26): “Aya Nakamura was the victim of racist attacks which are completely unacceptable and which must be condemned with the greatest firmness.”

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