Team cohesion, sharing and emotion for the 2017 Olympiads of the FSEF

Throwback to the FSEF Olympiads with a video

Following the success of the first edition of the FSEF Olympiad in 2016, Mr Vincent BEAUGRAND, Director General of the FSEF, asked Handiamo! to organize a new edition in collaboration with the teams of the FSEF, the City of Paris and the Seine-Saint-Denis, as well as within the framework of the Paris 2024 candidature and the Extraordinary Month organized by the City of Paris .

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On June the 13th of 2017, more than 400 people gathered at the Louis Lumière stadium in the 20th arrondissement of Paris to defend the colors of their establishment and thus try to win the coveted trophy. Participants competed in teams through four Paralympic disciplines, blind athletics with guide, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair fencing and handbike, all with the wise advice of the greatest French athletes in the Paralympic disciplines practiced.

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After the finals, the eight teams in competition were able to discover the incredible level of performance of the disabled champions (Timothée ADOLPHE and his guide Jeffrey LAMI, Mathieu BOSREDON, Alim LATRECHE and Yannick IFEBE, and the French wheelchair basketball team, through impressive demonstrations. The demonstrations ended with an exhibition of wheelchair tennis by Michaël JEREMIASZ, quadruple Olympic medalist and flag bearer of the Team of France at the Paralympic Games of Rio.Good mood and admiration were in the place.

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The FSEF student-students then had the opportunity to ask their questions to all the Paralympic champions present at the conference held in the gymnasium. Personal and professional paths, difficulties encountered as a result of their disability, daily adaptations, all questions have passed and the champions no longer have any secrets for all these patient-pupils themselves in a situation of disability and in search of hope and new messages. And because a competition always means a lucky winner, the team « Bouffémont-4 Cantons » has been awarded the Trophy of the 2017 Olympics of the FSEF.

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These Olympics have met with great success and all participants are looking forward to the next edition!

Testimony of Marina MAGNAN, Head of Communication FSEF: « A great day, well orchestrated: it is the concretization of a team work between the members of the copil from the 6 Ile-de-France establishments and the Handiamo! team. I felt in this preparatory work a real desire to make an exceptional day for the patients patients of the Foundation.

This event gives meaning to my work, it brings together the participants, gives joy to these young people, works their self-esteem, shows them that disability (psychic or somatic) can bring them very high like all those champions who are there. With Handiamo!, we have designed this unique event together, and we realize that the objectives we set ourselves at the outset are achieved. It is a real satisfaction to see all these young people happy! « .

Testimony of Timothée ADOLPHE, blind athlete: « The good humor of all was very appreciable and again it proves that the disability does not rhyme with miserabilism, sadness and despair. We have seen smiles, solidarity, motivation and fervor. I hope that this day may have inspired a few. « 

Testimony of Aline, health manager at Dupré: « I was able to meet colleagues from other institutions. Next year we should prepare and train with handbike type equipment and prepare banners and tambourines to better support our teams. It was a hyper unifying moment, a factor of social solidarity for all and therapeutic for the patients as a bonus.

Testimony of Margot, patient-student at CSE Pierre Daguet: « The meeting with the champions was a moment that I will never forget. Their life course gives hope « .