Head of French Olympic Committee Quits

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French Olympic Committee (CNOSF) president Brigitte Henriques, has resigned, a little over a year before the Paris 2024 Summer Games begin in late July 2024.

She announced her decision at a board meeting on Thursday, the committee announced.

Henriques had asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to launch an internal audit of the CNOSF amid a long-standing row with former general secretary Didier Seminet.

Henriques returned to her position last December following two months sick leave after accusing Seminet of “psychological violence”.

Seminet has denied the allegations and filed a defamation suit against Henriques.

Henriques had also been at odds with her predecessor Denis Masseglia, with her lawyer, Arash Derambarsh, saying last month that she and the CNOSF had been targeted by a campaign of “destabilisation, false information and lies”.

Disagreements with her predecessor Denis Masseglia were a major cause of the crisis, reports said.

The CNOSF is not related to the Paris 2024 organising committee.

The Paris 2024 Olympics will be held from July 26-Aug. 11.




Reuters/Emmanuel Ukoh

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