Romain Girouille elected co-president of French Olympic Committee’s athlete commission

Romain Girouille at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Two-time Olympian Romain Girouille has been elected co-president of the French Olympic Committee’s athlete commission for a four-year term until 2025. He will share the presidency with fencer Astrid Guyart.

The commission consists of 38 athletes from a wide variety of sports. Members are drawn from athletes who have competed in the last two Olympic Games and are elected by registered elite athletes from across France.

“Since the beginning of my career, I’ve been passionate about sport and high-performance. I am very focused on providing the best practice conditions and relaying my experience to up and coming athletes to help them perform at their best,” said Girouille, who has already served on the commission for six years.

“Being elected with multi-medallist fencer Astrid Guyart shows the great symbiosis between us as we look forward to reinforcing the position of athletes within the French authorities.”

The commission, explained the 32-year-old, has a wide-ranging mandate but primarily represents athletes within the governance structure of French sport, acting as a conduit for feedback and presenting the needs of elite sportspeople in their careers.

“With Paris 2024 in sight, we are committed to putting everybody in the best position to reach their potential [at the Olympics],” said Romain.

A two-time Archery World Cup stage winner, Girouille was also European Champion in 2010. He last competed as a member of the French international archery squad in 2015.

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