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5 hours ago, neige said:

Teddy Riner (but he may still participate as an athlete...)

That didn't stop Sydney from having Cathy Freeman light the cauldron. Although that was mostly because it was a celebration of women in the Olympics as well as they wanted a large aboriginal presence, and what better way to do that than have a female aboriginal athlete light the cauldron.

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If you also want women - Amélie Mauresco - Silver at tennis. But then you may go with the first glorious generation of French swimmers - Alain Bernard, Amaury Leveaux and Frederic Bousquet, or going with the moral leader of handball Nikola Karabatic.

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On 7/16/2017 at 1:35 AM, JMarkSnow2012 said:

Good call. Would she then be the first person to serve both as flag-bearer for her country and as cauldron lighter?

Didn't Cathy Freeman (or should have been Cathy Freewoman @ the 2000 Ceremony) do this already?  

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3 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Didn't Cathy Freeman (or should have been Cathy Freewoman @ the 2000 Ceremony) do this already?  

I had to check this one, but no. The closest she got was that she was one of the six bearers who brought the Olympic flag into the stadium in Salt Lake City, bu never got the flag bearer duty for the Aussie team.

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Laura Flessel would be a great choice. I would also add Florent Manadou's sister Laure, someone from the great French men's handball gold medal teams, David Douillet, Emilie Fer, Lucie Decosse, Julie Bresset, Eric Srecki, Jean Galfione, Jeanne Longo or even one of Flessel's Sports Ministry predecessors and a gold medalist himself in Guy Drut?

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On 01/06/2017 at 0:55 AM, baron-pierreIV said:

Brigette Bardot!!  Jeanne Moreau!! 

Alas, Jeanne is no longer available! :(

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jul/31/jeanne-moreau-star-of-jules-et-jim-dies-aged-89

 

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1 hour ago, Mainad said:

Yeah, saw that yesterday.   RIP, Mme. Moreau.  

Maybe Audrey Tatou or Sophie Marceau?  LOL  

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9 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

Yeah, saw that yesterday.   RIP, Mme. Moreau.  

Maybe Audrey Tatou or Sophie Marceau?  LOL  

In that case better Isabelle Huppert, Marion Cotillard or Juliette Binoche. Marceau is close of "has been" even in France.

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