If they do not withdraw any medals, athletes from Auvergne will wear the colors of France and the Metropolis during the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will take place from July 23 to September 5, 2021.
On Monday, October 4, Olivier Bianchi, Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand and President of Metropolis, and Christine Dulac-Rugerie, Assistant for Sport, welcomed Olympic and Paralympic athletes from Clermont who participated in the Tokyo Games.
In addition to high-level facilities such as the Philippe Marcombes Urban and Sports Park, the Stade Jean Peliz or the Stade Gabriel Monbid, the city of Clermont-Ferrand and Clermont Auvergne Métropole are committed to sport by accompanying and financially supporting athletes. .
Thus, a scholarship was created to support Clermont’s high-level athletes who competed individually at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Metropolitan Club and hold a license from an Olympic or Paralympic sports federation in the Clermont Association, and finally practice the discipline as an amateur.
The City awarded a grant of €10,000 to Adrien Chalmin: (ASM Chair Rugby, ASM Omnisports), Nicolas Valentheim: Wheelchair Rugby, ASM Omnisports and to Thomas Chirault: Shooting (Stade Clermontois).
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For its part, Métropole awarded a scholarship of 10,000 euros to Valentin Lavillenie (pole vaulting, athletes from Clermont Auvergne), Alexis Velot (3000m, athletes from Clermont Auvergne), Renaud Lavillenie (pole vaulting, athletes from Clermont Auvergne, BMX Lempdes).
With 70,000 licensees and 481 clubs, Greater Clermont confirms its status as a major sporting field.
Obtaining the “Terre de Jeux” mark allowed him to apply for a training centre. Thus, five facilities were chosen as preparatory centers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games: the Pierre de Coubertin Naval Stadium, the Jean Baeliz Stadium, the Arteneum, the Gravanche Stadium and the Gabriel Monbid Stadium.
It is enough to be able to receive the international Olympic and Paralympic teams, in 13 sports, before the Olympics.