French athletes are very present on social networks, even more during these Tokyo Olympics played behind closed doors.

Some showcase their bedroom and their training sessions.

Others tell of the wait to perform a PCR test in these unprecedented Olympics.

You can of course follow the Tokyo Olympics on Europe 1 by listening to

Le Club Tokyo

from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

However, you can also discover the backstage of an extraordinary competition on social networks and in particular thanks to the videos of French athletes who film behind the scenes.

While no spectator is allowed to attend the events due to the health context in Japan, athletes offer live on the Internet, most often on TikTok, to show their fans the bottom of the competition and answer their questions. .


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Live videos in the Olympic facilities

For fans, this is the opportunity to see behind the scenes.

Visiting rooms, training centers, question-and-answer sessions with the public ... The French athletes take advantage of the TikTok social network to publish short videos.

This allows them to stay in contact with their supporters, despite the closed session.

These athletes invite their intimacy into their daily lives, like the swimmer Cyrielle Duhamel who recounted her training program while filming the Olympic facilities.


Reply to @mathieuott I will put TikTok aside to focus on my race ## pourtoi ## foryou ## sport ## swimming

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"You have been quite asking me this question (in relation to the preparation). I do 2,000 km per year, about 50 per week and it can go up to 60. If you want to know more, ask your questions in comments and I would be happy to answer them, ”says the 21-year-old swimmer.

A practice that can disrupt the economy of sport

The supporters thus discover all the perks of the competition, such as the endless queue at the airport to carry out a mandatory PCR test when getting off the plane.

Charlotte Lembach and her fencing comrades have experienced this.

“Yet another line to do a test… that's it,” she explains.

“Two hours later!” Quips one of her comrades in a story.

This practice of athletes to publicize their adventure could ultimately upset the economy of sport. At the Olympic Games, the rights to broadcast events and interviews are very expensive and obey extremely strict regulations, which social networks blithely override.