Alexandre Dalifard 2:49 p.m., February 26, 2024

Saturday evening on France 2, Teddy Riner complained about only having two places for his loved ones during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. But for Céline Géraud, Europe 1 journalist and vice-world champion of judo, the Grand Palais Ephémère, the room where the discipline's events will take place, is not suitable for this sport.

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Should Teddy Riner be given more places at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

On the set of the show “Quelle Epoque!”, broadcast on France 2 on Saturday evening, the three-time Olympic champion regretted the number of places granted to relatives of athletes during the Olympics.

The Frenchman complains of only having “two places”.

If the Minister of Sports assures him that he will now have six places, Céline Géraud, journalist from Europe 1 and vice-world champion of judo in 1986, specifies in the show Pascal Praud et vous, that the room where the the tests do not allow you to have as many places as you want.

"Judo takes place at the Grand Palais Ephémère, which has 8,356 seats, that is to say nothing at all. For information, judo in Rio was in a stadium which had 16,000 seats and, in London, it "It was 20,000 places," she explains.


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Céline Géraud recalls that this sport has 204 international federations with millions of practitioners around the world.

“It’s a disaster for judo, we are in the same site as wrestling and wheelchair rugby,” she emphasizes.