President of the French Olympic Committee (CNOSF), Brigitte Henriquez, who was elected in June 2021, resigned from the post on Thursday, 14 months before the Paris 2024 Games. The organization announced the move to end an internal crisis that has lasted for more than a year and a half.
Internal conflicts and conflicts are taking a toll Former vice-president of the French Football Federation (FFF), 51, has been in a heated battle with his predecessor Denis Masseria for months.and that he faced a large core of the enemy.
The agency’s secretary-general, Astrid Geiert, will serve as interim president until a new president is elected “within the next three months,” according to a CNOSF statement.
“The situation was unsustainable. He did what he had to do,” reacted the federation president, who was present at the long-awaited plenary session to announce his resignation.
For more than a year and a half, CNOSF has experienced an unprecedented crisis of threatened complaints, slander, and media exposure of email alterations.
The mood has become more tense in recent days as Denis Maseria announced that he would soon file charges against Brigitte Henriquez for alleged breach of trust.
The September 2022 sacking of Mr. Enriquez’s former right-hand man Didier Seminé has created a deep crisis from which the organization has yet to recover.
Hours after his resignation, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) called on the French Olympic movement to “focus” on the 2024 Paris Games.
As the French Olympic organization has been in crisis for more than a year and a half, the organization is “claiming its responsibility to end the internal conflict that has affected CNOSF in recent months,” a spokesperson told AFP. Told.
The IOC (“noticing” Mrs. Enriquez’s resignation and “deeply appreciating” her work) has called on “the whole French sports movement” to focus “entirely” on the success of the Paris Games. CNOSF is playing a small role in that preparation.