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Who will light the Paris cauldron in 2024?

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5 minutes ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

Astérix.

(But not Obélix, who was banned from competing due to lifelong dependence on a performance-enhancing drug).

That's explain why Obelix was for a season in Russia

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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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NO!  Not another boxer.  It represents one of the stupidest, most pointless "sports."  Mohammed ALi;s lighting in 1996 was one of the most PATHETIC choices of final lighters I had ever seen.  What a wasted opportunity.  

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6 hours ago, Roger87 said:

Who could we forget the current Minister of Sports

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

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19 hours ago, JMarkSnow2012 said:

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

I don't know, but if she's the first it will be a quite of record.

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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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I think France will go with an athlete or 2; then maybe one from letters and one known for his/her humanitairan deeds.   Or maybe they will bring out a "long-lost" descendant of le Baron - moi!!   ;) 

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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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