Teddy Riner, Co-President of the Athletes' Commission for the Paris 2024 bid.
Teddy is crazy about sport, the Olympics and his beloved city, Paris.
So for him, it was an easy decision to support Paris's bid to host the Olympic Games in 2024.
Since the beginning of the project, Teddy has represented all of his fellow athletes and demonstrated how much France wants these Games and how great an event these Games would be in Paris, both for sport and for sport lovers.
Teddy will therefore be at all the important events before the decision in September 2017.
The flag bearer in Rio, double Olympic Champion and eight-time World Judo Champion took part in the international press conference for Paris 2024 last August alongside the French head of state, François Hollande. In November, Teddy headed to Doha to support his city and officially launch the Paris bid against its adversaries, Los Angeles and Budapest.
Since July 2012, Teddy Riner has been the official patron of the Imagine Institute for Genetic Diseases, supporting sick children, doctors and researchers in their fight for life. His commitment has enabled the Institute to gain visibility and raise public awareness of the major public health challenge posed by genetic diseases.
Teddy has got to know the young patients received at Imagine with their families and shares the founding values with the Institute's teams: a fighting spirit, humility, generosity, respect and a human touch.
Families have endless expectations and this means that the Institute needed a really special patron capable of rising to huge challenges and accompanying them on what was still a long journey. Teddy Riner's support gives hope to all those involved with Imagine, who share the same ambition: to understand and cure genetic diseases.
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