Communications & Institutions

The draft bill on the 2024 Olympic Games and study groups at the national Assembly

« Meanwhile, in the Parliament… », a section led by Communication & Institutions in Olbia Conseil’s weekly newsletter.

 

The 2024 Olympic Games draft bill soon to be formally adopted

This week’s big news is the Senate’s adoption at a large majority of the proposed draft bill on the 2024 Olympic Games. The senators voted for a guaranteed cleanliness of the Seine (cf. our week’s letter 5), a strengthened protection of the Olympic brands, and a mandatory « balanced representation of women and men » within the CNOSF.

They also dealt with the broadcasting of the games, whose rights are owned by Discovery Channel. Laura Flessel wants to make sure that “the current negotiations end with a solution that would allow all the French people to have access to the broadcasts of the competitions.” Next step: a joint committee of the two chambers (7 MPs, 7 senators, and as much deputies) will meet on 20 February to try reaching an agreement on the proposed amendments from the Senate.

Study groups on sport in progress at the national Assembly 

We talked about it 15 days ago: the national Assembly is going to set up 2 study groups on « sports economy » and « sports ». The first one will be co-chaired by Pierre-Yves Bournazel (UDI, Agir et Indépendants, Paris) and Cédric Roussel (La République en Marche, Alpes-Maritimes) ; and the second one will be chaired by François Cormier-Bouligeon (La République en Marche, Cher), ex-deputy chief of staff of the Minister of the economy from 2014 to 2016, who was at that time Emmanuel Macron. Groups should be formed in the next two weeks.