The lead organizations were the "Health, education and handicap laboratory" of the University of Montpellier and Actif Santé, an association for persons living with HIV/AIDS. The study day was supported by the Ile de France region and the regional coordinating committee for HIV, along with the Sidaction foundation.
Attendees were welcomed to the headquarters of the French Olympic Committee by Alain Calmat. Mr. Calmat is an Olympic medal-winning figure skater, a former sports minister, president of the French Olympic Committee's medical commission, and as mayor of Livry Gargan, president of the association of local autorities against AIDS.
|Representing the president of the regional council was Jean Luc Roméro, who recalled that the issue of sport and HIV goes to the highest levels, with the important issue of the awarding of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to the homophobic regime of Qatar that specifically discriminates against people living with HIV/AIDS.|
LGBT sport was represented by one of the organizers, FGG Honorary Life Member Manuel Picaud, present on behalf of the central Paris regional coordinating committee for HIV, a former president of FSGL and former treasurer of the FGG, Bruno Aussenac, former president of the FSGL, and his successor, Christelle Foucault. The FSGL's official medical officer Olivier de Poyferré was present, as was Armelle, EGLSF co-president. The FGG was represented by VP for External Affairs Marc Naimark. Other FSGL members included Quentin Dezetter of judo club Makato, and Pierre Deransart of weight club Le Coq Musclé.
Front and center at the event were (left to right) current and former presidents of the FSGL Christelle Foucault, Bruno Aussenac, and Manuel Picaud, along with (far right) Olivier de Poyferré, medical officer of the FSGL.
FGG VP for External Affairs Marc Naimark was invited to speak on the subject of the Federation's Charter on Sport and HIV.
Bruno Aussenac, Olivier de Poyferré, and Philippe Liotard at the session moderated by Manuel Picaud.