Former Olympic table tennis medalist Jean-Philippe Gatien, one of the executives of the Paris 2024 Olympics organizing committee, is leaving the committee "
for personal reasons
" eighteen months before the event, learned on Friday AFP to the organizing committee.
This former champion, silver medalist at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, 54 years old, has been Director of Sports since the creation of the Cojo.
He structured the sports program and strengthened the links with the entire French and international sports ecosystem of Paris 2024
", recalls the Cojo.
Gatien, underlines the organizing committee, had been present since 2014 and "
the beginnings of the Olympic ambition
" of the French capital.
He will be replaced by Aurélie Merle, director of sports competitions, we learned from the same source.
The previous departure of a major executive from Paris-2024 dates back a little less than a year, when Marlène Masure, director of partnerships, left for TikTok France.
She too was replaced internally.
The last appointment dates back to November 2022, when Edouard Donnelly, from the world of events, was recruited as executive director of operations.