the Olympic flame lights up Guadeloupe

the Olympic flame lights up Guadeloupe

For its first trip in the Antilles, the flame aroused great popular enthusiasm.

The Olympic flame has touched ground. After a long week of crossing aboard the Maxi Banque Populaire Route du Rhum every four years.

Present alongside the duo of sailors and Alexis Michalik, Marine Ltemporel and Hugo Roellinger, Marie-José Pérec was the main host of the torch relay on her land, where Tony Estanguet, president of Paris 2024, had traveled . Arriving in Pointe-à-Pitre, the flame enjoyed a crowd bath before crossing different places, particularly sporting ones, and heading towards Basse-Terre, homeland of Marie-José Pérec, inevitably moved by this first passage of the Olympic flame in the Antilles.

«When we live in Guadeloupe, overseas, it’s us who go to France, there it’s the flame that comes to us. It’s an unusual path, a real symbol and a great recognition. We are thanked for everything that Guadeloupean and overseas athletes have been able to do for France. rejoiced with The team the regional stage, greeted with the cheers of a large crowd.

After Pérec, other illustrious West Indian athletes followed one another in the torch relay, starting with the former swimmer Coralie Balmy and the fencer Laura Flessel, who took the flame to Baie-Mahault, where fencing was in the spotlight. In all, no less than 124 torchbearers took turns to keep the flame and the Olympic spirit alive in the West Indies, to the delight of the local population.

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