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Technical Commission and Executive Committee Meetings for the 15th Games of the Small States of Europe on 8th June in Luxembourg

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The Technical Commission and Executive Committee Meetings for the 15th Games of the Small States of Europe were held in Luxembourg on 8th June.

schoe schoeMr Jean-Pierre Schoebel, President of the Technical Commission, and Ms Solange Ragazzoni, member of the Monegasque Olympic Committee attended.

Examination of the technical manual for the future Games in Luxembourg prompted the Executive Committee of the Games of the Small States of Europe to approve several modifications.

Following these meetings, on 9th June, the two Monegasque representatives took part in the celebrations marking the Centenary of the Luxembourg Olympic Committee.

 

 

Year 12 S3 students from Lycée Albert I meet athletes on the shortlist

for the London 2012 Olympic Games on 7th June

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LyceeAs part of the school twinning programme with London 2012, the athletes preselected for the London Olympic Games, together with Mr Sébastien Gattuso, met Year 12 S3 students from the International Section of Lycée Albert I.

The dialogue and socialising between athletes and students enabled this class to draw up a comprehensive report for their fellow British students.

 

 

 

Meeting at the Ecole des Révoires

with the athletes on the shortlist for the London 2012 Olympic Games, 12th June

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On the occasion of the end of year party at the Ecole des Révoires on 12th June, the athletes pre-selected for the London Olympic Games met students at the School to talk to them about their sport and their experience.

On the sports field in the Princesse Antoinette Park, the school had a photo taken for the occasion with the 353 students, grouped together according to the colour of their tee-shirts so as to represent the Olympic rings.

  

Olympic Day, 20th June

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The 4th FANB "Sport-Health Environment" Challenge was chosen by the Monegasque Olympic Committee as part of the Olympic Day celebrations on 20th June.

Involving orienteering activities on sports and general knowledge in the Fontvieille Gardens for Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils, the event brought together 382 students, who all received a cap, a tee-shirt and a certificate from the International Olympic Committee.

journe olympiqueThe FANB School organised a competition on the day for the creation of a mascot, whose production costs were covered by the Monegasque Olympic Committee.

The winning entry was by Miss Katherine Tourlan (Year 7 C) who received a prize from the Monegasque Olympic Committee.

H.S.H. Princess Charlene honoured this event with her presence.

 

Presentation of the delegation

for the London 2012 Olympic Games to the press, 12th July

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drapeauOn 12th July, the Excelsior Lounge at the Hermitage Hotel provided the setting for the presentation to the press of the 6 athletes selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games, in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, H.S.H. Princess Charlene and various key figures.

This was the occasion to watch a video clip produced by Mr Stéphan Maggi, which presented all the members of the delegation and the commitment of the athletes during their preparation.

H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince announced the name of the flag bearer: Miss Angélique Trinquier.

The creation of the Maison de Monaco in London was also officially announced.

 

30th Summer Olympic Games - London 2012

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The 30th Summer Olympic Games took place in London from 27th July to 12th August.

6 Monegasque athletes competed in the event: Miss Angélique Trinquier (Swimming), Messrs Yann Siccardi (Judo) Brice Etes (Athletics), Mathias Raymond (Rowing), Damien Desprat-Lerale (Sailing) and Hervé Banti (Triathlon).

 

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Mr Sébastien Gattuso fulfilled the role of Head of Mission with great efficiency and dedication.

The Press Officer, Mr Stéphan Maggi, gave a daily report concerning the stay of the members of the Monegasque delegation to the local press and the MOC website with documented articles.

Likewise, a cameraman from the Monaco Press Centre followed our delegation. The quality of the work and the coordination of these two individuals, in sometimes difficult conditions, are worth mention.

 

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The Welcome Ceremony was held in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince in the afternoon of 25th July within the Olympic Village: an exchange of gifts between the Chef de Mission and the Village Mayor, Monegasque national anthem, the raising of the flag and a short local show were all on the programme.

 

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On 26th July, the traditional dinner hosted by the Monegasque Olympic Committee took place at the Maison de Monaco in London in the presence of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, H.S.H. Princess Charlene, H.E. Ms Evelyne Genta, Ambassador of Monaco to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as many other key figures.

 

The Opening Ceremony took place on 27th July at the Olympic Stadium.ouverture

Throughout the duration of the Games, the Maison de Monaco in London proved to be extremely popular. Managed by Ms Elisabeth Ritter-Moati, Director General - Investment and Promotion, at the Chamber of Economic Development of Monaco. Young Monegasque volunteers also helped to ensure the smooth running of the establishment, especially with regard to the welcome desk.

On 28th July, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince welcomed all the members of the Olympic family to the Maison de Monaco, including: the members of the International Olympic Committee, the Presidents and Secretary Generals of the National Olympic Committees as well as the Presidents of the International Federations, on the occasion of a reception organised by the Monegasque Olympic Committee.

On 31st July, the Presidents and Secretary Generals of the Small States of Europe Olympic Committees were also invited to dinner.

During their stay, T.S.H. the Sovereign Prince and Princess Charlene visited the Olympic Village. This provided the opportunity to visit the apartments of the Monegasque delegation and to chat with the athletes. The topics of conservation included the Opening Ceremony, their first impressions of the organisation and the atmosphere at the Games.

Concerning the results of our athletes:

  • In swimming, in the 100 m backstroke event, Ms Angélique Trinquier broke her personal record of 1'10"79.
  • In judo, in the -60 kg category, Mr Yann Siccardi eliminated in the 1st round the Yemeni, ranking world 55th. Unfortunately, he fell during the second contest against the Russian, ranking world 5th and future Gold medallist. Nonetheless, he ranked 9th.
  • In rowing (Skiff) Mr Mathias Raymond came in admirably at 18th position out of 33, reaching the Final C.
  • In sailing (Laser) Mr Damien Desprat-Lerale came 46th out of 49 participants in the final ranking.
  • For the Triathlon events, Mr Hervé Banti finished 49th out of 55, 6'15 after the winner.
  • Finally, in athletics, Mr Brice Etes took part in the 800 m series.

 

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A special mention should be given to the generous contribution of the Louis Vuitton company, which designed the parade uniform, and the agreement signed between the Monegasque Olympic Committee and NIKE.

The Closing Ceremony was held on 12th August at the Olympic Stadium. On this occasion, Damien Desprat-Lerale carried the flag of Monaco.

 

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