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Fabrice Santoro chooses Lagardère Paris Racing


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Paris, November 25, 2007

Joining the ranks of Richard Gasquet, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Gilles Simon, Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau, Fabrice Santoro has joined Lagardère Paris Racing for the next stage of his athletic career. Ranked 37th worldwide (ATP rank as of 19 November 2007), Fabrice Santoro now has access to quality infrastructures providing the best support possible, with two key goals in mind: taking the record for playing in the most Grand Slam tournaments and competing as a fourth-time Olympian in Beijing.

I am very proud to join Lagardère Paris Racing. I’m grateful to Arnaud Lagardère for his confidence in me and I am pleased to take part in this shared passion for sport. I will put all my experience at the service of its teams.” Fabrice Santoro

I am delighted that Fabrice Santoro has joined us in this year leading up to the Olympics. Because Lagardère Paris Racing believes in the potential of its champions, it does everything within its power to help its athletes prepare for the Olympics. We are honoured and very proud that Fabrice Santoro has joined the club.” Arnaud Lagardère

The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation

The aim of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation is to create excellence, nurture confidence and foster social cohesion in the fields of sports and culture. With these goals in mind, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation supports young talent, creators and sponsors of social solidarity projects. Its mission is to identify and create athletic and cultural excellence, develop exceptional venues for sports and culture, and engage in committed social action in the heart of disadvantaged neighbourhoods. TeamLagardère and Lagardère Paris Racing are the cornerstones of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation’s commitment to sports.

TeamLagardère is an innovative entity providing professional-level coaching assistance in its facility located in the Paris Jean Bouin club. TeamLagardère includes a centre for sports-related scientific expertise that brings together the most advanced levels of technical competence in the areas of research, training and coaching. TeamLagardère also aims to train young hopefuls at its facility in Sofia Antipolis on the French Riviera by offering them a dual path of excellence: sports performance and personal development. TeamLagardère offers a personalized response to top-level athletes by providing them with educational assistance and monitoring, training and retraining programmes depending on their age and professional career path.

The Lagardère Paris Racing club is an ambitious project devoted to sports in Paris. With more than 18,500 members, including fourteen sports divisions in two athletic facilities – La Croix Catelan and Eblé –, Lagardère Paris Racing is Europe’s leading multi-sport athletic club. Its mission is to develop the practice of sports in the French capital, in all of its manifestations: professional or high-level sports supported by TeamLagardère’s expertise and training, leisure-time sports, health-related sports and sports for people with disabilities. Its long-term mission is to develop the outlines of a new French sports model, centred on strengthening the high-level club concept.

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