The official journal issued, as every year, its harvest of decorated with the Legion of Honor on the occasion of July 14. On the Ministry of Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games side, Michelle Sévin, Paralympic table tennis champion and former president of a departmental disabled sports committee, has been elevated to the rank of officer.
Athletes made knights are much more numerous. Pilot Sébastien Ogier, eight-time world rally champion, rubs shoulders with Fabio Quartararo, the first French MotoGP world champion, but also Fabien Galthié, coach of the French rugby team and Annick Hayraud, manager of the French women’s team. rugby union.
Four representatives for football
Laurent Tillie, former coach of the French volleyball team, Olympic champion in Tokyo and now coach of the Panasonic Panthers of Osaka, is also elevated to the rank of knight, as is Georges Turlier, Olympic canoe-kayak champion at the Olympic Games. of Helsinki in 1952.
Football has four representatives. Former PSG international and coach Luis Fernandez is knighted, as are former international Marinette Pichon and Philippe Piat, co-president of the UNPF and Jean-Claude Darmon, ex-grand financier of French football.
On the proposal of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne, two leaders are elevated to the rank of officer: Béatrice Barbusse, doctor in sociology and deputy vice-president of the French handball federation, and Denis Masseglia, former rower and ex-president of the National Committee Olympic and French sportsman.