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The latest victory in disabled tennis for Lagardère Paris Racing


Archives Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, CSR

Paris, November 16, 2007

On 11 November 2007, Lagardère Paris Racing graduates Michael Jeremiasz*, 26, and Stephane Houdet, 37, won the men’s Masters wheelchair-tennis doubles final in Brescia, Italy. This major event on the disabled-tennis calendar brought together the world’s eight best pairs in the specialty. Ranking fourth and sixth respectively in the men’s doubles classification, Jeremiasz and Houdet dominated Japanese duo Shingo Kunieda and Satochi Saida (6:4, 6:3) in the semi-final before going on to beat Dutch pair Ronald Vink and Maikel Scheffers (3:6, 6:4, 6:2) in the final. Already winners in June at Roland Garros and finalists at the beginning of the year at the Australian Open, the French team thus finishes the season on a highly positive note. This victory also attests to Lagardère Paris Racing’s desire to occupy a leading position in sports for the disabled.

*Michael Jeremiasz benefits from the expertise of TeamLagardère.

The Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation

Whether in terms of sports, culture or research, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation seeks to generate excellence, boost confidence and create stronger social links. The Foundation supports young talent, creative minds, and those proposing solidarity-related projects. Its mission is to find and develop sporting and cultural excellence, to provide France with exceptional sporting and cultural venues, and to help young people living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. TeamLagardère and Lagardère Paris Racing are the cornerstones of the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation’s commitment to sports.

A breeding ground for future French champions, TeamLagardère is an innovative, high-level training and support platform located at the Paris Jean Bouin club. TeamLagardère operates a centre for scientific expertise applied to sports that brings together cutting-edge expertise in research, training and sports management. At its Sofia Antipolis site, TeamLagardère seeks to detect up-and-coming talents, offering them a dual path towards excellence: sporting performance and cultural development. TeamLagardère provides a customized programme for high-level athletes, including educational monitoring, training, and re-integration programmes, according to the player’s age and professional background.

Lagardère Paris Racing is an ambitious sports project for Paris. With over 18,500 members spread over 14 sporting sections and training at two sporting sites – Croix Catelan and Eblé – Lagardère Paris is the leading multi-sport club in Europe. Its mission is to boost sporting activities in Paris, in all forms: high-level athletics, which benefit from the expertise and care of Team Lagardère; leisure activities and the health aspects of sports; and disabled sports. Over time, the aim is to shape a new French sporting model based on the values inherent in the concept of a top-notch sporting club.

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