Antoine Dupont will participate in the Paris Olympic Games in 2024, with the French rugby sevens team. The French Rugby Federation has in fact already confirmed that the captain of the French XV will “integrate”, from January, “the group who will prepare for the Olympic Games.
The participation of the 27-year-old player (52 caps) was to be made official on Monday, on the sidelines of a D-250 event organized by the FFR at the headquarters of France Télévisions, broadcaster of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
But the best player in the world in 2021 warned that he did not wish to participate in this press conference, contrary to what was initially planned.
This is what Florian Grill, the president of the FFR, confirmed to Sud Ouest: “After reflection, Antoine wants to approach the adventure with humility, like another player, without the spotlight being shined on him, and I find it very good, very rugby.” The event was therefore canceled.
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