Paris Olympics 2024 – Anne Hidalgo: we know when she will swim in the Seine!

Paris Olympics 2024 – Anne Hidalgo: we know when she will swim in the Seine!
Paris Olympics 2024 – Anne Hidalgo: we know when she will swim in the Seine!

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will begin on July 26. Before being able to cheer on and admire the athletes during the various events, all eyes are on Anne Hidalgo. The mayor of the capital had declared that she would dive into the Seine before the start of the sporting event in order to prove that swimming is possible, given the various sanitation works carried out for months. Having postponed her famous swim several times, Rachida Dati’s great rival seems to have finally found a date that would suit her to take a dip.

As revealed Le Figaro This Tuesday, July 9, Anne Hidalgo could well consider putting on her swimsuit (or rather her wetsuit) nine days before the start of the Paris Olympics and therefore the opening ceremony, namely next Wednesday, July 17 in the morning. In an email sent by the Open Swim Stars and transmitted to AFP, it was indicated that the mayor “offers swimmers licensed with one of the sports federations including open water swimming to join it” that famous day “from 8:45 a.m. to swim alongside him in the Marie arm” between the Saint-Paul district and the Saint-Louis island. The organization is, however, taking precautions by already announcing that the event “could be postponed again if the thresholds for swimming are exceeded again.”

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A promise pushed back time and time again

AFP, for its part, contacted Anne Hidalgo’s entourage to find out if this information was official. Her close friends have, for the time being, still not wanted to confirm it. Let us recall that the mayor of Paris had originally declared that she would swim on June 23, before pushing back the date because of bad weather (thus leading to bacteriological pollution and the high flow of the river). She then indicated that she intended to swim in the Seine during the week of July 15 after the Olympic flame passed through the city. The dissolution of the National Assembly also forced the mayor to abandon the idea of ​​diving into the Seine before the second round of the legislative elections.

Article written in collaboration with 6Medias

Photo credits: Jonathan Rebboah / Panoramic / Bestimage

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