— Published 7 November 2022

Montpellier on all fronts

With less than a year to go until the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, and just over 600 days to go until the opening of the Paris 2024 Games, Montpellier is picking up the pace. The city’s mayor, Michaël Delafosse, made the trip to Paris to sign a partnership at the Australian embassy for the next two major sporting events in France. Concluded with Hamish McLennan, the president of Rugby Australia, it makes official the hosting of the Wallabies in Montpellier for a training camp from 17 to 24 August 2023, before the World Cup in France. Still in rugby, but in its Olympic version, played with 7 players, the agreement provides for the hosting of the Australian teams before the Paris 2024 Games. In addition, the city of Montpellier has been selected by Samoa as a base camp during the World Cup in France (8 September to 28 October 2023). Finally, it was confirmed that the Hérault prefecture will organise the 3rd “Terres de Jeux” forum on 13 December 2022, in the presence of Tony Estanguet, President of the OCOG.