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Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Olympic preparations for the handball Blues, defending their title, begin this Thursday

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Olympic preparations for the handball Blues, defending their title, begin this Thursday

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Olympic preparations for the handball Blues, defending their title, begin this Thursday

The Blues du Hand Olympic March starts this Wednesday, June 20th. Two weeks after the girls, coach Guillaume Gilles’ team meets at the airport at 10 am for a flight to Lyon. From there, the blue sticky ballers will board a bus heading to the heights of Tignes (Savoie). It is in the mountains, while the girls are in Capbreton, that the Olympic champions will begin to prepare, away from all the fuss. Nikola Karabatić and his family will spend just over two weeks at the resort and at the alpine lake.

This first block should last until July 5th. Many will play big during this first internship. Eventually, Guillaume Gilles will have to undergo treatment to reduce the weight of his soldiers. He is flying with 21 players: on July 5, to send him to the Olympic committee, he will have to reduce his list to 14 players and three reserves. They will remain in reserve in case of health problems and will be called upon until the last moment among the owners.

After a three-day break, returning from Tignes to recuperate with his family, the Blues will return to the home of handball in Créteil on July 8 for final preparations. They will play two matches on July 13 against Germany in Dortmund and then on July 17 in Chartres against Croatia. They will play the final game behind closed doors at the Paris Sud 6 Porte de Versailles arena in Paris, where the first round will take place.

The opponent for this match has not yet been named. This part will allow them to get their bearings in a place they don’t know and aren’t used to handballing. Let us remind you that the Blues will begin the Olympic tournament on July 27 against the world champions from Denmark.


Source: Le Parisien

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