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Age: 23 years

    Where were you born? Toulouse, France

    Describe yourself in three words: Athlete – Joy of living – Innovation

    Which social media platform do you go to first? Sincerely, I’m not keen on social media but I go there in order to follow all news, especially in Sport business and Innovation sectors. I often first go on Instagram and Facebook, and then on LinkedIn.

When did you first know you wanted to work in sport?

I began my career in Sports as an athlete in Ski when I was young, then I decided not to work as a professional athlete because of my injury at the age of 14 years, that makes me stop during 1 years my practice. That’s why I made the choice to work in Sport sector by procuration. It’s a real passion!

    What’s your dream job?

My dream job was to enter the Olympics Games Organisation. In 2017, when the CIO announced that Paris will be the host city for 2024, I realized that it was the opportunity for me to make my dream come true. And I fulfilled my dream this year! I’ve just been recruited to join the Innovation Department of Paris 2024 from the end of March, during 4 years.

    What’s your greatest fear?

Today, we face to a significant awareness about climate change. The paradox of Sport practices is that on one hand, practicing sport is sometimes a threat for the environment because of non-eco-friendly actions and in on the other hand, because of the climate change, many sports will disappear. I’m worried about the future of certain sports such as Ski that I’ve practiced since my 3 years old. I would like believe that actions will be undertaken in Sports but also in all others sectors to curb this disappearance, and allow our children and grandchildren to know one day those outdoor sports.

    You have the power to make one change to the Olympics, what would it be? I would like to give as much importance to the Paralympics Games as to the Olympics ones. That’s why I would like to propose to make the same open and closure ceremonies for both. This change could improve the interest of watching Paralympics Game and increase their notoriety.

What mistakes do sports make when they target people like you?

For me, the problem is in the service proposed by Sports federations and associations for people (workers, employees, etc.) who don’t want to have some constraints in terms of timing or types of practices when they want to do Sport. The licence becomes obsolete for those target people and I think the future of sports is the type of “leisure multiple licence” as some private entities begin to propose it.