A week devoted to sport!

Wednesday, 5 february 2020

The Semaine Olympique et Paralympique (SOP, or the “Olympic & Paralympic Week”) was launched recently, a week-long event supported by Groupe BPCE in its capacity as a Premium Partner of Paris 2024, along with its banking brands: Banque Populaire, Caisse d’Epargne, Natixis, Crédit Coopératif, and Banque Palatine.

Featuring meetings with athletes, and offering an opportunity to discover new sports and to learn about the values embodied by the practice of sport, the Olympic and Paralympic Week is now up and running! From Monday February 3 to Saturday February 8, this event will promote sport among students of all ages in establishments from nursery schools to universities in order to put civic and sporting values at the very heart of education.

Athletes reaching out to students 

Groupe BPCE, in its capacity as a Premium Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games and a company that has been actively involved in sport for many years through its different brands, is once again supporting the Olympic & Paralympic Day this year. CASDEN, its representatives and employees will be mobilized extensively with 70 projects submitted on the dedicated platform, in association with 235 schools, 750 teachers, and nearly 9,000 school students. Manon Genest, a paralympic athlete (long jump, 100 m and 200 m sprint) supported by the bank within the framework of the Performance Pact, will be involved in a number of schools. Events will also be staged in association with Banque Palatine and Banque Populaire Méditerranée, along with their respective athletes: Camille Jaguelin, a rider in the French para-dressage team, and Lara Granier, a great hope for French sailing.

Similarly, Alexandre Dipoko Ewane (para-athletics), supported by Crédit Coopératif as he prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will meet students from COFAP/IFOM in Nantes to share his love of sport and to convey the Olympic values. It promises to be a great week! 

View the video presentation of the Olympic & Paralympic Week (SOP 2020) here