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Tony Estanguet

IOC Member & President


Tony Estanguet is the only French athlete to have won three gold medals at three different Olympic Games: in Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004 and London in 2012. He is also a three-time world champion and a three-time European champion in canoe slalom. Estanguet was the French flag bearer at the Olympic Games Beijing 2008. He became a Member of the International Olympic Committee in 2013.

In 2015, he began serving as Co-Chair, along with Bernard Lapasset, of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bidding Committee, and became President of the Organising Committee after Paris was awarded the 2024 Games in Lima in 2017.

Estanguet holds a master’s degree from the ESSEC Business School.


The speakers

Using the unique power of sport to bring people together, the Olympism in Action Forum sees a range of global players, including Olympic Movement stakeholders, athletes, private and public sector leaders, NGO representatives, academics, artists and the media come together to talk on topical contemporary issues. Chosen because of their ability to effect change and their wide range of sometimes differing opinions, the speakers will lead lively debates and seek to challenge received wisdom to inspire new ways of thinking.

Meet the speakers.
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