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The jack is not threatened yet !

logo wm2020Are you going to walk away or are you going to show up? In other words, will the 49th Petanque World Championships, scheduled for 16-19 July in Prilly Lausanne (Switzerland), in turn be taken off the 2020 agenda? While the coronavirus crisis has already forced many organisers to give up, with death in their souls, Christian Cosandey, president of the event, doesn't want to (yet) lose his head. For the time being, there are no plans to cancel the event...

The Vaudois stops his sentence then coughs before apologizing, he had a cat in his throat. With our committee, we are sincerely not worried," remarked the person in charge of this large-scale organisation entrusted to the Club Le Lys in 2016. According to the police, whether it was "Athletissima, Palêo, Montreux or Sion" under the stars, nothing was invalidated in July, the Lausanne native said. So we all remain confident. Like many people in his case, Christian Cosandey is impatiently awaiting the date of 19 April, the date chosen by the Federal Council to announce whether or not the strict measures of confinement will be lifted. At the beginning of May, we will know more about whether we can go ahead or whether we have to stop everything, which no one in our country wants to imagine.
The only decision taken in the last few days by the organizing committee was just to temporarily block the ticketing for these world championships which will be watched by many television channels, including L'Équipe TV which regularly broadcasts the competitions during the season. With more than 6,000 tickets already sold, it would be a real shame to throw in the towel now," sighed our contact on the ground for four years when the club Le Lys had inherited this mission, preferred to Martigny but also to New Caledonia and Malaysia who had also applied. Two years after the Swiss championships, this time it's the world's best bowlers who will be arriving in the Olympic city.

With 48 nations with four players, a total of 192 players have already registered for the event, which has a budget of 450,000 Swiss francs. The 49th Mondial de Petanque en Triplettes will take place on 24 courts that will be spread out in the Vaudoise Arena's ice rink. There, we meet regularly while respecting the instructions, adds the boss. We call each other all day long to organise everything, apart from this Covid-19, everything is indeed under control. Yes, we're ready and we're not about to cancel," laughed the president !

All the participants will be accommodated at the Vortex, which had already housed the athletes of the Youth Games at the beginning of the year. We still have more than three months to go and we hope that by then this damn pandemic will have passed. All that's left is for the competitors to prepare, starting with the world champion from Geneva, Maïky Molinas, who won gold last year in Spain.

Virus or not, everyone can train on a sandlot or in his garden, rejoices a Christian Cosandey who wants to make the " Jack the King of Malley " next July.

- press article of 22 March Tribune de Genève

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