Two college students will have the privilege of carrying the Olympic flame on Friday June 7, 2024, as it passes through Finistère. Fifty days, exactly, before the opening of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, these two teenagers will have the opportunity to participate in a moment that will inevitably remain engraved in their memory. This information was revealed by the president of the departmental council of Finistère, Maël De Calan, this Wednesday, September 6, during a back-to-school visit to the Saint-Joseph college in Brest. “As the local authority organizing this day (Finistere spent €180,000 to have the flame passed), the departmental council wants to offer the opportunity to two young college students, for whom our local authority has the expertise, to take part in this historic moment”, revealed the president of the Department. “We are going to organize a big draw which will be open to all middle school students, whether they are educated in the public or private network. It is a chance and even a privilege to be able to participate in the celebration of the Olympic Games. It will definitely be a magical moment! “.
A draw will be organized at the end of September 2023, to select the two winning college students. But, already, three criteria have been established: there will be a girl and a boy; one from a college in the north of the department, the second from the southern part of Finistère (the middle schools in Centre-Finistère are obviously attached to one of the two geographical areas); finally, one will come from public education and the other from the private network (Catholic and Diwan).
Another criterion, set by the Cojo (Organizing Committee for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games), provides an important clarification: students must have turned 15 before June 7, 2024 (born no later than June 6, 2009) . “All young people who will be 15 years old on the date of the passage of the flame, the vast majority of 3rd graders can apply,” specifies the Department.
Draw on September 27
From next week, a letter will be sent to all students in their school, coupled with a sending via the digital platform for exchanges with families. Registration, which must be validated by the parents or legal guardian, will be done digitally. The link to the website will be sent to students in the mail that will be distributed in the coming days. Registration will be open until September 26, 2023, at 8 p.m. The draw will take place on Wednesday September 27, 2023, in Quimper in the presence of Maël De Calan and a member of the Departmental Olympic and Sports Committee. But the winners will not be known immediately. The list of future bearers of the flame must go through several stages of validation with international bodies. The lucky lucky ones should hear the good news, like the general public, in January 2024. They will have five months left to prepare for the event of a lifetime.
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