The group stage of the Basketball Tournament will be held in Lille

We’re fixed, at last. Two months after the controversy began, the Paris 2024 Olympic Organizing Committee announced that the group stage of the basketball tournament would be held in Villeneuve d’Ascq. Not Percy then, but the relief of a curtain drawn on a theme became a public order, which ended up causing tension, annoyance, and even worse, divisiveness.

Entrances and exits.

Several years ago, Percy promised. Four months ago, shed. Nice shed, eh, but it’s a shed nonetheless. last March, Basketball France protests the task of the group stage of its Olympic tournament. How to host Team USA – “Goddess of the Olympiad” According to Nicholas Batum – In Hall 6 in Porte de Versailles? The roof is certainly of a regulatory size, validated by the specification, but it’s a little too small. At the end of the silver medal in Tokyo and at the dawn of the largest basketball event hosted by France, questions are asked regarding logistics as well as the reflection that the choice is not the right choice. For a big week, the media storm then took the work of the Olympic Organizing Committee (OCOG) which, under apparent pressure, ended up abandoning the Porte de Versailles. But absolutely nothing comes of this decision. For more than three months – from the end of March to the beginning of July – no information about the location of the group stage of the basketball tournament has been reported. Two years after the opening of the Paris 2024 Games, if only to prepare the infrastructure and that the concerned community can work in depth, it is very little. shorts. This situation is actually due to a confrontation between the International Basketball Federation and some executives of the French team and the Olympic Organizing Committee, headed by Tony Estangut. To sum it all up in Twitter language: Yvan Fournier wants Paris, the organizers prefer…Villeneuve-d’Ascq.

The first hand outstretched with the abandonment of the Porte de Versailles. Two was a lot. Last Tuesday – and although the map of the competition venues has not yet been updated – OCOG has announced that the preliminary round of the Olympic Basketball Tournament will indeed take place in Lille (Villeneuve-d’Ascq), at the Pierre Moroy Stadium.. The argument is over, the end of the journey, the orange ball will not move. However, we cite a part of the text, slightly moved, which still requires this certification: Preliminary stages will take place at the Stade Pierre Moroy in Lille, subject to the necessary ratification and agreements.. What is the value of this last point? Is it trivial like May contain traces of nuts Absolutely all everyday foods? It is rather a real way to protect yourself in the event of a red light from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It is currently impossible to make your way to the office of Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, to check if formalizing this official form is just a matter of time. But by declaring Pierre Morroy, Kojo absolves herself of all responsibility should another spin happen. Whatever happens, the final verdict will come from the International Olympic Committee.

And Lille, from a basketball point of view, what’s it worth? Over Pierre Moroy our old ghosts hover. The painful memory of losing the EuroBasket semi-final on September 17, 2015, after a meeting with Pau Gasolesque. but the expression ‘painful memory’ However, you must be eligible. When 26,922 spectators make the tripThe memory isn’t really painful. It was a sports arc, but with several years of hindsight – and thus good digestion – the atmosphere has pretty much washed away the rest. Professionals, confirmers, novices and even people who thought we zeroed in offside in basketball, came together to witness a moment in history. Marseille sang loudly, solidarity and sharing, hands on the shoulders of men we did not know. No matter how much nostalgia adorns the memories, those memories we have of France-Spain are not broken. Rather, it prompts us to stress once again that the North will rise to the occasion.

“I don’t care if we play in Lille, I played there at Euro 2015 already. It’s one of the biggest hits of my career. – Nicolas Batum, 2 July in Sports Big Mouths on RMC Sport

Nice sermon from Nico Batum to accompany this amateur video, very captivating, captured during Marseille on September 17, 2015. It’s not Percy – it will be for the final stages – but it is already very good. So yes, some will cringe, but the formalization of OCOG brings at least a bit of a lull for “just” 742 days of Paris 2024 opening.

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