Last modified: 2010-11-12 by ivan sache
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Paris 2012 Olympics candidate flag - Image by Arnaud Leroy, 14 April 2005
The French national Olympic Committee is called Comité National Olympique et Sportif Francais. His current president is Henri
Following the tradition, the French medalists in the Athens Olympic Games were invited on 28 September 2004 at the palais de l'Élysée, the seat of the French presidency, by President of the Republic Jacques Chirac.
The flag of the CNOSF can be seen on the group photo taken during the ceremony. The flag is white with the Olympic rings surmonted by FRANCE in blue letters. There is a red horizontal line between FRANCE and the rings.
On top of photo can be seen the flag promoting Paris as a
candidate town for 2012, placed behind the group. The flag is white
with the Olympic rings surmonted with the logotype PARIS 2012, in the
Ivan Sache, 9 April 2005
Flag of Stade Français, blue and pink variants - Images by Ivan Sarajčić, 31 July 2007
The flag used by the supporters of this rugby club reproduces the
players' jersey. It is a blue field with three parallel red lightnings
with a white border. The three lightnings are stuck horizontally. Most
flags used by supporters include STADE FRANCAIS in white over the
lightnings, but the largest flags seen in the stadium lack this writing.
The name of the club was changed in 2003 from "Stade Français-CASG" to "Stade Français Paris". The blue flags with the lightnings and the writing Stade Français were progressively replaced by blue flags with the three lightnings placed in a blue oval bordered in white; the writing was dropped.
Stade Français plays in the Jean Bouin stadium, in Paris, close to the Parc des Princes, and the club colours probably come from the traditional colours of Paris.
Ivan Sache & Jérôme Sterkers, 17 December 2005