Our athletes share their secrets: podcast with Iliana Rupert, basketball player

Thursday, 20 august 2020

Iliana Rupert, supported by the Caisse d’Epargne Loire-Centre via the Performance Pact Foundation, answered the questions put to her when she took part in one of the challenges staged by the Paris 2024 Club.

The Paris 2024 Club opened its doors to the general public at the end of July. The aim of this new community, set up by the Organizing Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is to bring together French people wanting to share in the adventure of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. A series of challenges are being staged throughout the summer to allow members of the public to measure themselves against the greatest French athletes.

A number of these well-known athletes are supported by the companies belonging to Groupe BPCE, a Premium Partner of the Paris 2024 Games, within the framework of the support and assistance program set up in association with the Performance Pact Foundation.

We are devoting a series of podcasts to these athletes to allow the general public to get to know them better, providing an opportunity to learn more about their upcoming sporting events and how they view the 2024 Paris Games. 

For the first podcast in the series, we met up with Iliana Rupert, sponsored by the Caisse d’Epargne Loire-Centre via the Performance Pact Foundation.

What Iliana told us:

“I’m 19 years old and a professional basketball player. I play for the Tango Bourges Basketball team and I’m also a member of the French national team. At the same time I’m a student at the EM Lyon Business School where my studies are financed by the Caisse d’Epargne Loire Centre, thanks to which I can pursue this dual ambition.
Just recently I was able to participate in the Basketball Challenge as part of the activities organized by the Paris 2024 Club, and it was really nice to rub shoulders with some great athletes.
The upcoming season is going to be very busy with the French Cup Final in September and the European Championship next summer, and then on to Tokyo.
I’m thinking a lot about the 2024 Paris Games: it’s a goal I’m working towards and a competition that’s also being held on our home turf, which is something exceptional… So I’m working hard every day!”