Olympic volunteers dress at Decathlon

Olympic volunteers dress at Decathlon
Olympic volunteers dress at Decathlon

Almost 200 volunteers are expected that day at Décathlon Aubagne to claim their accessories. Windbreakers, sneakers, socks… Each kit designed by the store’s creative team in collaboration with Paris 2024, includes around fifteen pieces. In total, 45,000 French people will be equipped by the eight brands located in the host cities of the Olympic Games.

In Marseille, 2,000 volunteers ambassadors of Olympism » are expected at the sailing and football events. Florian Echabé, deputy director of the Aubagne store, underlines the importance of this partnership. The French company wanted « to really be an actress in these games, in this sporting and daring partnership ” he explains.

It is the Fil rouge integration company, specialized in the industrial manufacture of clothing and textiles, which designed no less than 53% of these made in France outfits.

Reception, transport, assistance to spectators: these are all tasks that the volunteers undertake to accomplish. My mission is to drive the boats during the events tests,” says Nicolas Fleury, a retired yachtsman, a volunteer who has been involved in the sailing events for 18 months, in training since July 20, who came to get his kit at Decathlon. Asked about his new turquoise outfit, the septuagenarian describes it as “ very qualitative ». « I am a physiotherapist. I will be part of the medical commission in charge of athletes who need additional care. This is an unpaid commitment, I do it as a sports enthusiast. », s’exprime Yannick.

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