POSTED: June 16th 2011

Skier Jason Lamy-Chappuis calls for a return to Olympic roots

Jason Lamy-Chappuis on the podium at Vancouver in 2010 with his gold medal / Alain GROSCLAUDE / AGENCE ZOOM
Jason Lamy-Chappuis on the podium at Vancouver in 2010 with his gold medal / Alain GROSCLAUDE / AGENCE ZOOM

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

TAMPA/ANNECY, Jun 16: Athlete ambassador and Olympian Jason Jason Lamy-Chappuis supports the Annecy 2018 winter Olympic bid and feels that the Games need to return to their birthplace.

Lamy-Chappuis said, "I am absolutely behind Annecy's bid because it is a return to our roots after the 1924 Chamonix Olympics. I think it's also the most authentic and most nature and mountain-oriented bid in the running. Annecy 2018 will offer warm Games on a human scale."

 "The Olympics are a dream for French people, who are fascinated by such a great competition. Hosting this kind of event is always an opportunity for people to discover their vocations.

“If Annecy 2018 gets the Olympics, young people will dream of being involved in the Games, as athletes, organisers or as spectators in the stands. I certainly hope I'll still be on top of my game so I can win a medal there!"

Lamy-Chappuis won gold at Vancouver 2010 in the Nordic combined,  he is also a gold medallist (2011) and double bronze medallist (2009) at the world championships, has two large (2010 and 2011) and one small (2007) crystal globes and 15 World Cup victories, 39 individual and 2 team podiums.

Annecy is in the bid race for the 2018 winter Games and is competing against Munich and PyeongChang. The final vote will take place in just 20 days on July 6th at the IOC session in Durban, South Africa.

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