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The Olympic Paris gives space to young Olympians

Two young Olympians have been elected to join in the Paris 2024 Athletes' Committee. The list of members was headed by two teenagers elected to the panel by fellow athletes in 17-year-old wrestler Koumba Larroque and 18-year-old decathlete Ludovic Besson. Both competed at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games and form part of "Generation 2024", a group of young French athletes who could compete at their home Games in eight years time.

The 24-member panel is chaired by Paris 2024 Board members in judoka Teddy Riner, the London 2012 heavyweight gold medal winner and eight-times world champion, and Marie-Amelie Le Fur, a four-time world champion and 100 metres winner at the London 2012 Paralympics. Also, there is a strong Paralympic presence on the Committee, with other members including Beijing 2008 wheelchair tennis champion Michael Jérémiasz and Alpine skiing superstar, Marie Bochet.

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