Societe Generale has been supporting the paralympic movement since 2003. For the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea to be held 9-18 September, Societe Generale encourages all the French athletes in their pursuit of medals and results. This is a chance to give more visibility and echo to sports for the disabled.
Congratulations to Marie Bochet and the 2018 Paralympic French Team!
Societe Generale has been supporting the French skier Marie Bochet since 2010. Four-time Paralympic Champion at the Sochi Winter Games and seven-time Disabled Sport World Champion, Marie Bochet brings back home 8 gold medals, one in each category, from the Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics Games. The French team makes a total count of 20 medals, the most ever for France at Winter Games.
Our special envoy’s report from PyeongChang
Departure from Paris on 7 March: An 11-hour flight to Seoul followed by a three-hour train ride from the capital. In PyeongChang, it’s clear we’ve arrived: even the airport is decorated in the Paralympic colours! We head directly to our lodgings: the athletes, staff and organisers are eager for the games to begin.
During the Paralympic Games, a team of “insiders” @Toushandisport, bloggers and photographers, will go behind the scenes and post on social media videos and pictures featuring disabled athletes. Follow #SideBySide on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to have a peek.
All hands on deck
The Regional Divisions of Societe Generale and their staff all over France will also help to promote sports for the disabled through partnerships with local committees.
From nationwide support to local presence, from elite level athletes to sports amateurs, Societe Generale’s support to the paralympic movement is part of a collaboration based on trust and long-term commitment.
Since 2003, Societe Generale has been committed to working closely with the French Federation for Disabled Sport (FFH) to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities. During the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, Societe Generale stands alongside the French Paralympic team to try and bring greater media attention to the practice of disabled sports.