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Old Apr 30th, 2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Amélie at the Olympics!

Thanks to Minou from Amélies' official site for posting this article from today's L'Equipe:

'Tenue vierge pour Amélie Mauresmo à Athènes

Mercredi 28 avril 2004 (Sport Fr)
Si, la Française Amélie Mauresmo participe aux Jeux olympiques d'Athènes (13-29 août), ce sera dans une tenue entièrement blanche. C'est-à-dire expurgée du moindre sponsor.

Rappelons les dessous de l'affaire. La numéro 1 française évolue d'ordinaire dans une tenue fournie par son équipementier, Nike. Mais, sous contrat avec Adidas, le Comité national olympique et sportif français (CNOSF) lui a demandé de porter l'équipement officiel lors des JO 2004. En jouant en blanc, les parties ont trouvé un terrain d'entente. Un moindre mal en quelque sorte. Confronté au même problème, le Comité olympique belge n'a pas trouvé de solution avec Kim Clijsters. La joueuse belge, sous contrat avec Fila, préfère renoncer à participer aux Jeux plutôt que de porter la tenue Adidas officielle de la délégation belge.'


Looks like they are going to get around the sponser problem by Amélie playing in 'all white', with no sponser logo at all. Good news, it would be sad if she had to miss the Olympics because of a 'commercial' problem.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 12:50 PM   #2
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Thanks to Minou from Amélies' official site for posting this article from today's L'Equipe:

'Tenue vierge pour Amélie Mauresmo à Athènes

Mercredi 28 avril 2004 (Sport Fr)
Si, la Française Amélie Mauresmo participe aux Jeux olympiques d'Athènes (13-29 août), ce sera dans une tenue entièrement blanche. C'est-à-dire expurgée du moindre sponsor.

Rappelons les dessous de l'affaire. La numéro 1 française évolue d'ordinaire dans une tenue fournie par son équipementier, Nike. Mais, sous contrat avec Adidas, le Comité national olympique et sportif français (CNOSF) lui a demandé de porter l'équipement officiel lors des JO 2004. En jouant en blanc, les parties ont trouvé un terrain d'entente. Un moindre mal en quelque sorte. Confronté au même problème, le Comité olympique belge n'a pas trouvé de solution avec Kim Clijsters. La joueuse belge, sous contrat avec Fila, préfère renoncer à participer aux Jeux plutôt que de porter la tenue Adidas officielle de la délégation belge.'

Looks like they are going to get around the sponser problem by Amélie playing in 'all white', with no sponser logo at all. Good news, it would be sad if she had to miss the Olympics because of a 'commercial' problem.
That's great news - Amélie is a huge fan of the Olympics so it's only natural that she would find a way to go to the Olympics while keeping everyone relatively happy.
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Old May 4th, 2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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Go for the gold!!

From Amélie's interview in Berlin:

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Q: Are you going to play in the Olympics?
MAURESMO: Yes I am going to play for sure the singles and if there are any doubles I would like to play them also. I have a very big schedule.
(...)"

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As patriotic as she is I was pretty sure she'd play
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As patriotic as she is I was pretty sure she'd play
Yep, that's what i was thinking too.
I was sure that she would WANT to go so i was confident that she was gonna try and succeed to work something out with her sponsor so that she could go.
Thanks to Nike for allowing her to have a chance to let us see how good she looks "wearing" the French flag above her beautiful smile.
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