2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Twenty-four overseas athletes honored by Emmanuel Macron


Monday, September 13, the President of the Republic decorated with the Legion of Honor and the National Order of Merit 24 overseas athletes who participated in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. A new decoration of the Nation which honors their merit. See you now in Paris 2024!

Accompanied by their coaches, the presidents of federations and their families, the high-level athletes received a decoration from the hands of the President of the Republic.

It should be noted that the Olympic champions who took part in their first Games are made knights of the Legion of Honor and the silver and bronze medalists knights of the National Order of Merit. In the event of a gold double, the athletes are promoted to officers of the Legion of Honor. _AF


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