— Published 3 December 2021

A budgetary boost for the ANS

With less than 1,000 days to go before the Paris 2024 Games, the French political authorities are stepping up the pace. They are extending the credits. The National Sports Agency (ANS) announced on Thursday 2 December, at its board of directors meeting, a budget for 2022 that has increased by 22%. It will amount to 451 million euros, against 380 million this year. “In its role as a State operator, the Agency’s action is geared towards the revival of sport through the development of sports practice but also support for high performance, explained the ANS’s Director General, Frédéric Sanaur (photo above). “This budget, which shows a very strong commitment to sport, gives us the possibility to effectively deploy this ambition carried by all the members of the Agency”. In detail, €321.8 million will be devoted to the development of sport (€266 million in 2021), with the announced objective of attracting 3 million additional participants by 2024. High performance, a key sector in the run-up to the Paris 2024 Games, will receive €118 million, up from €104 million this year. This increase should make it possible to strengthen support for athletes through performance contracts signed with the sports federations involved in the Games.