Former judoka Fabien Canu will take over the management of Insep (National Institute for Sport, Expertise and Performance), the “champion factory”, located in the Bois de Vincennes.
His appointment was announced on Friday September 10 by Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education and Youth, and Roxana Maracineanu, Minister of Sports.
The 61-year-old former two-time world champion (1987, 1989), who is currently inspector general of youth and sports, will take office on September 15. He will succeed Ghani Yalouz, who had been in office since 2017.
Fabien Canu, former national technical director of judo, was special advisor to David Douillet when the latter was sports minister between 2011 and 2012. He was preferred to Hakim Khellaf, magistrate of the Court of Auditors and former sports advisor to Jean- Marc Ayrault and Manuels Valls