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Arnaud Alessandria, the first Monegasque athlete to arrive in China

The Principality’s skier arrived in Beijing on Saturday and has already taken part in the initial free training sessions in Yanqing

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The Monegasque delegation in the Yanqing Olympic Village is beginning to expand. After Damien Desprat (Chef de Mission), Arnaud Alessandria (Alpine skiing) is the first “red and white” athlete to have arrived in China on Saturday, accompanied by Jacques Pastor (trainer) and Laurent Willems (physiotherapist).

The Principality’s skier (in competition on Sunday 6th February in the downhill event) quickly found his grounding. He has certainly not been idle and on Sunday already took part in the free training sessions, in order to familiarise himself with the environment and mountain massif that surrounds the Yanqing ski resort where the competitions will be held. The Monegasque delegation will be complete tomorrow, Monday, with the arrival of the bobsleigh team made up of Rudy Rinaldi (driver), Boris Vain (pusher), Anthony Rinaldi (substitute), Bruno Mingeon (trainer), Patrice Servelle and Antoine Riou (team technicians).

Prince Albert II at the 139th IOC session 

A member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Prince Albert II will be flying to Asia at the beginning of the week. The Sovereign Prince will be taking part in the 139th IOC session on Thursday 3rd February. The session is the general assembly of the IOC members which takes place once a year. Supreme body, its decisions are final. On the eve of the opening ceremony, Thomas Bach, IOC President, will officially open this session whose deliberations have been adapted due to the health context, with the duration of the meetings being shorter.  

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First meal in the Yanqing Olympic Village for skier Arnaud Alessandria, pictured here alongside Jacques Pastor (trainer) and Laurent Willems (physiotherapist). (photo COM)  

Mandatory daily PCR test in the throat for Arnaud Alessandria and all those accredited for the Games. (photo COM)

Stéphan Maggi,

Press Officer for the Monegasque Olympic Committee

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