The Minister of National Education and Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra on Monday described the parliamentary inquiry report on sports federations as “militant”, believing that its work had been “instrumentalized for political purposes”, her office said. entourage at AFP.
The conclusions of this report, which criticizes "systemic failures" in matters of ethics and the fight against sexual violence, "cast without nuance the opprobrium on all the actors of French sport", also believes the minister, in the turmoil since his arrival at National Education due to the schooling of his children in a posh private school. “This activist report presents a caricatured vision of French sport,” said those around him.
Amélie Oudéa-Castéra is herself singled out in this report, as having received “abnormal” remuneration while she was general director of the French Tennis Federation, an amount that she “minimized” by deeming it comparable to that of its predecessor. “It is regrettable that the work of this commission of inquiry, on a serious and central subject in the minister's roadmap, has been used for political purposes,” continues those around him.
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“The ministry will continue and amplify its work in favor of ethics and the fight against all violence and discrimination, carried out with firmness and rigor, alongside those who play sport on a daily basis and all those who want to contribute to it. », added the entourage of the Minister of Sports. She also, as announced, recalled that she was launching this month a “large-scale consultation” with a view to a post-Olympic law in favor of “more ethical and more democratic governance and the protection of practitioners.”