Three hundred and eighty-four French athletes, including the champions Teddy Riner Martin Fourcade or Perrine Laffont, have signed an open letter to Emmanuel Macron to ask, “maintenance” means and “coaching public” in the sport. “The family of sport is in danger ! “alert-they.

” We, sports and sports of high level, we are very worried “, write also Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer, Nikola Karabatic and Julian Alaphilippe, in the letter released Thursday on the website of the Parisian. “The announcement of the removal of 1 600 technical managers in the State by 2022 and the reduction in the budget for sport to 2019 are contradictory to the goal of expected performance and disastrous for the legacy that we will leave to the new generations “, added the 380 athletes, including many olympic medallists.

“to Ensure the success of tomorrow”

The revelation of a letter of framing in which the prime minister asked at the end of July the ministry of sports, the removal of 1 600 FTE (full-time equivalents), by 2022, had put the fire to the powder, in a context that is already tense between the sports movement and the government.

Since then, the sports minister, Roxana Maracineanu, has promised that the technical advisors sports (CTS), these frameworks of State working for the federations and referred to by the letter of the prime minister, don’t lose their job, but they may change status and be now supported by the federations.

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” We want all the maintenance of a coaching audience within our sport disciplines to ensure the success of tomorrow in the forthcoming international sports and the olympic for France “, insist the athletes, while the officers of the department had gone on strike last Thursday to protest against the cuts means.

In the finance bill 2019 discussed currently in the Parliament, the budget of the ministry stands at 451 million euros, or 30 million less on a year. The ministry had talked about a ” budget preserved “, referring to the overvaluation of an item of expenditure in the previous budget.

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