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Rugby: "You need high-performance clubs for the French team to be good," says Patrice Collazo

Coach of the Toulon Rugby club, Patrice Collazo (here in Toulon on January 13) has the "culture club" pegged to the body. Patrice Terraz / Divergence for "Le Monde" Quick, club equipment! After training, Patrice Collazo has to put on one for the photo shoot. Instructions from the press secretary. The Toulon Rugby Club (RCT) […]

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In Melbourne, French tennis breathless

Gaël Monfils, struggling with Croatian Ivo Karlovic, during the second round of the Australian Open, Thursday, January 23, 2020. (AP Photo / Andy Brownbill) Hecatomb, debacle, Bérézina… by force, we no longer know which term to use as the performances of the French in Grand Slam follow each other and have been alike for more […]

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NBA – Batum: "The French deserve this match"

Nicolas Kohlhuber, published on Thursday January 23, 2020 at 8:47 pm Nicolas Batum will be the first Frenchman to participate in an NBA regular season game in his native country. He evokes this event. This NBA game in France, must it be special for you?Of course, it's special. It is the first regular season match […]

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Can Lille dream of joining the elite of French basketball?

The president of LMB, Bienvenue Djomatin. – V. Ticket / 20 Minutes Lille Métropole Basket, which started 2020 with two successes in a row, is 10th in the Pro B ranking after fifteen days. The Lille club, which has not left the second national level since its accession in 2009, still dreams of joining the […]

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French Cup (H): Boulazac, Châlons-Reims and Nantes in quarters

Aurélie SACCHELLI, published on Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 10.58pm Boulazac, Châlons-Reims and Nantes won their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on Tuesday, beating hierarchically lower teams. They therefore join the cadors at Trélazé. The table of the Top 8 of the Coupe de France is almost complete! While Strasbourg, Dijon, […]

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How Florian Rousseau will try to save French athletics in Tokyo

Florian Rousseau left his post at Insep for the Athletics Federation. – ATTILA KISBENEDEK / grouvysport.com A big name exfiltrated in emergency to play the firemen of service and a triumvirate with the uncertain balance on paper. Summoned to clean up in the kitchens of the federation after an afflicting 2019 on all fronts, between […]

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2020 Olympics: Florian Rousseau sets out to promote the performance of French athletics

Florian Rousseau here in 2012 when he was national track cycling coach. FRANCK FIFE / grouvysport.com Will the Olympic salute of French athletics pass by the track? We are not talking about that of the Tokyo Olympic stadium, where the French athletes hope to shine from July 31 to August 9, but another, more unexpected […]

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Humbert, Moutet and Mladenovic out … The French in the hard in Australia

Ugo Humbert is already eliminated from the Australian Open. – William WEST / grouvysport.com Just arrived, already on the plane. For (too many) French people involved in the Australian Open, the adventure is already over. Starting with one of the great hopes of his generation, Ugo Humbert, released by the local John Millman (47th) after […]

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Kevin Aymoz, hope of French figure skating

French skater Kevin Aymoz at the Skate Canada meeting, in Laval (Québec), October 26, 2018. ERIC BOLTE / USA TODAY SPORTS "Oh my, but everyone knows this anecdote! " When we remind him that before being champion of France in figure skating, he was in stick twirling – a mix of dance, gymnastics and stick […]

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French Cup: It works for Montpellier, Rennes and Dijon

Editing, published on Sunday January 19, 2020 at 19:19 Rennes, Dijon, Angers and Montpellier qualified without incident this Sunday for the knockout stages of the Coupe de France. Before the duel of leaders between Lorient and Paris Saint-Germain this Sunday evening, the meetings of this late afternoon saw the teams of the elite hold their […]

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Pursuit of Ruhpolding (H): Another French double!

Aurélie SACCHELLI, published on Sunday January 19, 2020 at 3:09 pm Writer of a flawless, Martin Fourcade won the continuation of Ruhpolding this Sunday, in front of his compatriot Quentin Fillon Maillet and the Norwegian Christiansen, who preceded Simon Desthieux at the photo-finish. Martin Fourcade will therefore have had an incredible 40/40 shooting this week […]

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French Cup: Nice in eighths

Editing, published on Saturday January 18, 2020 at 3:18 p.m. Nice played the Red Star on Saturday (2-1) in the round of 32 of the Coupe de France. OGC Nice fulfilled its mission this Saturday when it met the 16th round of the Coupe de France. Although evolving outside, the Riviera team did not have […]

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Australian Open (H): Humbert, Paire, Moutet, Monfils … What French chances in Melbourne?

Emmanuel LANGELLIER: published on Saturday January 18, 2020 at 12:34 p.m. Before the kick-off of the Australian Open, here is an overview of the French chances in the men's table. The question has kept coming up for almost forty years. Who to succeed Yannick Noah, winner of Roland-Garros in 1983 and last French winner of […]

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French Cup: Yanis Hamache regains his colors against OGC Nice

Yanis Hamache at the Bauer stadium in Saint-Ouen, where the match was originally scheduled to take place – Red Star FC / Google Street View This 16th final of the Coupe de France will have a special flavor for him. Under contract until 2022 with the OGC Nice but loaned until June 2020 to Red […]

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Clément Noël, "the perfect kid" in French alpine skiing

Clément Noël, during the first round of the Adelboden slalom, in Switzerland, January 12, 2020. FABRICE COFFRINI / grouvysport.com “Clément Noël is a gift from heaven. " When the name comes up, Fabien Saguez's face lights up. "Everyone would love to have him, he's a bit of the perfect kid, we can only be jealous […]

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"The French model of professional football leagues is partly obsolete"

Tribune. The eliminations of French clubs in the group stage of the Europa League sign a new failure of French football on the European scene. This low level of performance in continental competitions is coupled with a poor quality of the show produced in domestic competition. Behind Paris Saint-Germain and its undisputed domination, the Ligue […]

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French Cup: FC Rouen, club-phoenix

FC Rouen (FCR) eliminated Metz on January 6 in the 32nd finals of the Coupe de France. LOU BENOIST / grouvysport.com Against Metz, FC Rouen (FCR) did not miss an opportunity. Three shots on target, as many goals, to eliminate, on January 6, the boarder from Lorraine in the first division in 32es of the […]

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Champions Cup (J6): ​​The composition of French club matches

Aurélie SACCHELLI, published on Friday January 17, 2020 at 4:05 pm Discover the compositions of the French club match teams for the 6th and last day of the Champions Cup. 2019-20 / 6TH DAY CUP CHAMPIONSSaturday January 18 Lyon – Northampton(group 1, 2 p.m.) The XV Lyonnais: Arnold – Mignot, Tuisova, Ngatai, Nakaitaci – (o) […]

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Wengen's combined (M): Mayer resisted the French

Aurélie SACCHELLI, published on Friday January 17, 2020 at 3:05 p.m. The Austrian Mathias Mayer (29) won the first combined in his career this Friday in Wengen (Switzerland), finishing ahead of the French Alexis Pinturault and Victoc Muffat-Jeandet. Matthias Mayer therefore had to wait until he was 29 and a half to win the first […]

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ATP – Auckland: A 100% French final!

Aurélie SACCHELLI, published on Friday January 17, 2020 at 9:55 am At 21, Messin Ugo Humbert will play his first final on the ATP circuit in Auckland, thanks to his victory over John Isner this Friday. He will face his compatriot Benoit Paire, winner of Hubert Hurkacz in three sets. More info to come … […]