The Minister Delegate for Sports Roxana Maracineanu was this Saturday morning the guest of the “Grandes Gueules” on RMC. The opportunity for her to recall that it was essential that community life, brought to a halt by confinement, resume as quickly as possible.
“There are two-week review clauses,” she explained. This will be the first measure we will put back on the table. I want to present sport as a solution to this crisis and not as a problem. Sport can be a solution, especially sports activities for children in the evening. “
Unlike last spring, when sport was almost wiped off the map, the high level can continue to express itself. “We managed to save a lot of things. Today, sport does not disappear from our lives, continues Roxana Maracineanu. High level sport will continue. We keep professional sport as an essential part of our society. “
“No one is going to be forgotten”
The former swimming champion does not see very well the possible self-suspension of certain championships such as the Jeep Elite or volleyball, which survive thanks to the reception of the public and will decide in the coming days on the rest of the season.
“I never envisioned that professional sport would stop, regardless of the level of revenue lost due to closed doors,” she says. We will be there to help, so we must maintain the activity […] Everyone moaned when we didn’t have the chance to continue. Now that we have the possibility to continue, people want to stop to receive aid. It is not an option. We will make sure that the championships in question can continue. It must continue. “
The minister does not want to leave anyone by the wayside. “In sports events, employees work and the revenue does not come in, she blows. Bercy sanctuarized us 110 million euros, plus 4 million for associations. We therefore have this additional envelope to pay to the world of sport in addition to all the aid already paid. The professional world, the amateur world or the gyms: no one will be forgotten. “
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