Brigitte Henriques, Olympic president of France, resigns from position

(MENAFN) Brigitte Henriques, the trailblazing female Olympic president of France, made the surprising announcement of her resignation from the position, a significant 14 months ahead of the eagerly anticipated Paris 2024 Olympics. The French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) confirmed this news, revealing that Henriques shared her decision during the CNOSF general assembly held at the Maison du Sport Français. In response, the committee stated that Astrid Guyart, the General Secretary of the Committee, would assume the role of president on an interim basis. Guyart will oversee the transition period and the subsequent election process to select a new leader, which is expected to conclude within three months.

Brigitte Henriques, 52, has an impressive background as a former football player for the French national team, adding to her distinction as a role model for women in sports. She assumed the presidency of the organizing committee in June 2021, becoming the first female to hold this esteemed position in the history of France. Her tenure has been marked by her dedication and commitment to the success of the Paris 2024 Games, which are poised to be the largest sporting event ever organized in the country. With the event scheduled to span from July 26 to August 11, 2024, preparations have been underway to ensure a remarkable and memorable experience for athletes and spectators alike.

The sudden resignation of Brigitte Henriques has left the French sports community in a state of flux, as they navigate the unexpected leadership change during a crucial phase in the countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympics. However, the CNOSF is determined to address this situation promptly and efficiently. Astrid Guyart, assuming the temporary presidency, brings her expertise and experience to guide the committee through this transitional period. Her role will encompass overseeing the election process for a new leader, a responsibility that carries immense significance for the future of French sports administration.

While the reasons behind Brigitte Henriques' decision to step down as president remain undisclosed, her resignation undoubtedly leaves a void in the leadership of the organizing committee. The upcoming Paris 2024 Games hold enormous significance for the country, as they represent an opportunity to showcase France's rich sporting heritage and demonstrate its ability to host a major international event on an unprecedented scale. As the search for a new president begins, the CNOSF and its stakeholders are committed to maintaining the momentum and ensuring the smooth progression of preparations, all while staying focused on delivering a spectacular and unforgettable Olympic experience in 2024.


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