Continuing the previous season, before each weekend, Le Parisien presents a selection of issues and events not to be missed in Ile-de-France. Overview.
Next meeting: PSG’s first major test
handball. After the Tuesday evening that saw Creteil, Evry and Paris Saint-Germain advance to the last 16 of the Coupe de France at the expense of Villeurbanne, Cherbourg and Strasbourg, the Starliga tournament begins this weekend for three representatives of the elite Ile-de-France. The upgraded Ivryen will be first on the track on Friday with a welcome by Bretons of Cesson-Rennes, followed by the flight from Créteil the next day to Toulouse. To end this weekend of back to school, PSG will kick off with a minute trip to Nimes. Raul Gonzalez’s players, who still face a setback against Nantes in the Champions Cup final, will aim for their 10th title (nine in a row, current series).
In addition, this is also a refund for the Proligue, Pontault-Combault, Tremblay and Massy clubs. The first players will have the privilege of playing at home on this first day.
The event not to be missed: the second edition of the European Games in Paris
Basketball. In preparation for its entry into the European arena at the EuroCoupe (October 11 at Türk Telekom Spor), Paris Basketball (Betclic Élite) is offering a one-of-a-kind experience this weekend: watching the best of basketball for two days. Europeans compete in the legendary George Carpenter Hall. Last year, Asfel (Champion of France) and Alba Berlin (Champion of Germany) returned to the game, joined by Maccabi Tel Aviv.
This will be an opportunity, for those who haven’t seen him playing yet, to discover the team of Will Weaver, the new coach of Paris Baskett, the Houston Rockets’ assistant in the NBA last season. More than basketball on the court, this weekend will also be an opportunity to celebrate basketball culture on and off the court, with a coach clinic and e-sports tournament on Sunday as well as a music-themed evening with rapper Jazo.
Prices: from €7 for two matches on Saturday + Gazou show; From 5 euros for two games on Sunday. From 10 euros for two days. Coach clinic package + meal + 2 matches in the stands: €90.
The club to count on: The Cergy-Pontoise Jokers
hockey. Shall we erase everything and start over? After an impressive season punctuated by fourth place in the regular season and then a Magnus League playoff semi-final defeat to future champion Grenoble, the Cergy-Pontoise Jokers begin their third season in the Elite on Saturday night. 45 p.m.) with a Chamonix reception at Aren’Ice.
However, the slack season proved to be hectic for the Val d’Oyssen team, which is almost 70% renewed. “Three players retired, some were drawn in by more prestigious clubs, and we also decided not to continue playing with a few players,” explains Jonathan Paredes, Jokers coach since 2017. We recruited in order to improve defense while maintaining our offensive qualities. »
Next race: Paris
Management. Among the many races reserved for women, the Parisian always has a place to choose. In the heart of the capital, participants will already be able to start, on Sunday, an event like no other … running or walking! Champ-de-Mars, the banks of the Seine, the Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concorde, the Grand and the Petit Palais … Lots of monuments define the extraordinary route (7 or 10 kilometres, departure from 9 am) proposed by the organizers.
La Parisienne is also a free 3-day festival open to all, centered around sports, health and well-being. Competitors come with friends or even among colleagues. Again this year, 25,000 women and 400 companies are expected to be on the starting line in Pont d’Iéna, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in a musical atmosphere. No less than thirty groups and 1,000 musicians will animate the race with a set every 250 metres.
Discover: EDF Aqua Challenge Paris in Bassin de la Villette
swimming. This summer, EDF has committed to the Learn How to Swim joint program for Paris 2024 and FFN. This is intended to provide free swimming lessons and swimming lessons for children in portable swimming pools in areas with a shortage or in swimming pools normally open for swimming only. Introduce children to the fun of water in the pool, and EDF offers them the next step, with an open water experience at Bassin de la Villette (quai De Seine, 75019).
On the morning of Sunday, September 11, the children of the program will begin the 25-meter race with the encouragement of athlete Marc-Antoine Olivier, EDF team member and bronze medalist in the open water at the Rio Olympics 2016. In the race, an introduction to life-saving gestures will be given to children and their parents on the EDF platform. To complete, a 5 km run is planned on Saturday (8 hours), followed by 1250 meters (11 hours) and finally 2.5 kilometers on Sunday morning (9 hours).
Basketball. European Games in Paris. Saturday: Asvel – Maccabi Tel Aviv (2 pm); Basketball Paris – Alba Berlin (4:15 pm); Adidas Night Gazo Show (6:30 p.m.). Sunday: Clinic coach with TJ Parker (Asvel coach, 10:30 a.m.); Clinic coach with Oded Kattash (coach Maccabi Tel Aviv, 11:15 a.m.); Aswel – Alba Berlin (2 pm); Basketball in Paris – Maccabi Tel Aviv (4:15 pm).
handball. starlig (First day) : IVRY – Cesson-Rennes (Friday, 8.30 p.m., Auguste-Delaune Gymnasium); Toulouse – Creteil (Saturday, 8 p.m.); Nimes – Paris Saint-Germain (Sunday, 5 pm). Proleague (Day 1, Friday, 8:30 p.m.): PONTAULT-COMBAULT – Cherbourg (Boisramé region); TREMBLAY – Bordeaux (gym); Valencia Massey.
hockey. Magnus League (Day 1: CERGY – Chamonix (Saturday, 8.30pm, Aren’Ice).
Football. Top 14 (Day 2, Saturday, 5 p.m.): Bayonne – RACING 92, Castres – STADE FRANÇAIS.