Pérec becomes Annecy 2018 ambassador

September 16, 2010

Marie-José Pérec, the only French athlete ever to win three Olympic gold medals, has become an official ambassador of Annecy’s bid to host the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Pérec said: “The technical bid currently in preparation and the concept, focussing on Annecy and Chamonix, will provide an ideal living environment for athletes, while setting the scene for outstanding sporting achievements.

“Annecy is truly a land of sport and champions, not only winter sports – that goes without saying! – but also the whole spectrum of sporting disciplines, not least of all athletics, as illustrated by today’s DecaNation.

“It is therefore essential for the entire French sports world to pull together behind this French Olympic bid.”

Chief executive of Annecy 2018, Edgar Grospiron, added: “Marie-Jo’s Olympic achievements are unique in French athletics history.

“Her support, announced on a day when Annecy, with DecaNation, has once again demonstrated its expertise in the hosting of major international sporting competitions, is precious for the Annecy 2018 bid, a bid for athletes, a bid by athletes.”