Tony Estanguet is three-time European champion, three-time world champion and three-time Olympic champion, was France’s flag-bearer at the Beijing Games and is the first French athlete to have won three gold medals in three different Olympiads (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and London 2012).
He was elected to the International Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission in 2012, and has been especially involved in the IOC’s Sustainability and Legacy Commission. He has also been Vice-President of the International Canoe Federation since 2014.
He co-chaired the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Bid Committee alongside Bernard Lapasset and all the stakeholders involved in the project – the sports movement, civil society, public sector and private sector. This campaign won France the Games after the country’s bids had been declined five times.
As President of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, his aim is to bring together all the communities and organisations that want to take part in the Olympic and Paralympic adventure to showcase France at its finest and tender a new model for more spectacular, more responsible and more open Games.Tony Estanguet was born in Pau on 6 May 1978 and grew up in a family of sports enthusiasts – who especially enjoyed nature sports in the nearby Pyrenees. He has already started sharing this passion for all sports with his three children.