The brand new Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castera was present this Wednesday morning on France 2, for her first public speech since her appointment at the Élysée. JO 2024, Kylian Mbappé, equal pay… The city councilor has swept away a number of subjects.
It was his first speech since taking office. The new Minister of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Amélie Oudéa-Castera spoke on Télématin, on France 2, this Wednesday, for the first time since her arrival at the Élysée. From the 2024 Games, to the Kylian Mbappé soap opera, not to mention equal pay for athletes, the city councilor has swept away the main subjects of the coming five-year term.
“The 2024 Paris Games are a collective effort, a planetary event, and I hope it will be one of the happiest of the five-year term, wished the minister. We will have 15,000 athletes, and I will be there to unite energies. The goal is to organize impeccable Games in sporting terms, to hold a popular celebration, but also to leave a mark, a legacy, in order to strengthen the place of sport in France. »
The former tennis player assured that the project “was going pretty well”. A board of directors must also be held on July 12 in this sense.
With his appointment, sports have found a full-fledged ministry – he who was previously attached to the Ministry of National Education.
The new minister also spoke of the ambitions of the tricolor clan for Paris 2024, after 33 medals brought back from the Tokyo Games this summer. “We want to be in the top 5 of the most medal-winning nations,” she said. It will be quite complicated to dislodge the United States and China, which are very far ahead, but we can do well with Germany or the United Kingdom. »
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra then tackled the question of football players at Paris 2024. In Tokyo, it had been the commotion to free them – most of the formations having moreover decided not to let them go to the Japan. “AOC” assured that “the clubs will release their players” for 2024. And promised that the flagship striker of the Blues Kylian Mbappé would be there: “I’m sure that PSG and everyone will be very happy to see Kylian Mbappé at the Olympics. »