Princess Charlene hands out gold medals to Monaco’s sports men and women

Former Olympic swimmer Princess Charlene has joined local dignitaries in handing out medals to members of the Monegasque community who have excelled in sport this year.  

The traditional Sports Festival took place on Wednesday 28th June in the Court of Honour at the Mairie.

The event, intended to reward amateur athletes who have particularly distinguished themselves during the 2022-2023 season, was organised in two stages.

In the first part of the ceremony, 378 medals of distinction were awarded to athletes who obtained a significant result at regional and departmental level.

In his welcome address, local councillor Jacques Pastor thanked the supervisors “for working on a daily basis to transmit to the younger generations these beautiful sporting values […] which are respect, loyalty, humility, fraternity, determination, surpassing oneself, willpower and passion”.

Later in the day, Monaco Mayor Georges Marsan and members of the Municipal Council welcomed to the Court of Honour Princess Charlene, together with other government ministers and sports representatives, sports associations and athletes.

They awarded 139 bronze medals and 95 silver medals, rewarding athletes who have obtained a significant result at the national level. The 46 gold medals were handed out by Princess Charlene.

In his speech, Mayor Georges Marsan congratulated the Roca Team for its performance and commended all the athletes who achieved stellar individual and collective performances, including those who participated in the Games of the Small States of Europe.

“We thank you all for having carried the Principality’s colours high and for continuing year after year to maintain the remarkable enthusiasm of our national community for sport, whether professional or amateur,” said the mayor.

In total, 36 disciplines were represented and 658 medals were awarded during the ceremony.


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