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Three athletes will represent the Principality at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Kevin Crovetto will represent Monaco in Gymnastics, the first time that Monaco has been represented in this category since the Antwerp Games in 1920. Brice Etes will run in the 800 metres, as he did in the London Games in 2012, while Yann Siccardi will take part in Judo and will also be the flag bearer of the Monegasque delegation.
A ceremony to present the athletes began with a minute of silence in memory of victims of the attack of July 14 in Nice. HSH Princess Charlene, HE Ms Yvette Lambin-Berti, Secretary General of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, and numerous personalities from the Principality were in attendance.
Both the Prince and Princess of Monaco are themselves former Olympians and HSH the Sovereign Prince has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985. The Rio Olympics will be held from August 5 to 22, although Prince Albert recently stated that Princess Charlene will not accompany him to the Games, partially due to “important health concerns” over the Zika virus.
Since the announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have also stated they will not be attending for the same reason.
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