— Published 25 May 2021

Emmanuel Macron will attend the opening ceremony


The sanitary crisis will not prevent Emmanuel Macron from making the trip to Japan for the Tokyo Games. The French Minister of Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, announced it during an interview on France Inter: the president of the Republic will go to Tokyo to attend the opening ceremony. But she didn’t specify if he would stay in the Japanese capital to attend events. In any case, Emmanuel Macron will have to travel with a reduced entourage of ten people maximum, as planned by Japanese authorities. And he will not be allowed to meet the athletes. Roxana Maracineanu also confirmed that she also would go to the Games, like Jean-Michel Blanquer, the minister of Education, Youth and Sports. But they will not be present at the same time in the Japanese capital.