Media Release: Le Tour de France and Lance Armstong the focus of April’s ‘La Tete et les Jambes’ talk

Libération reporter Jean-Louis Le Touzet discusses the Tour de France and Lance Armstrong at ‘La Tête et les Jambes’ (Head and Legs) initiated by the Institut français d’Ecosse.

ON Thursday 5 April (6.00 pm), Libération reporter, Jean-Louis Le Touzet, offers an inside view of how the French newspaper covers cycling in general and the Tour de France – and Lance Armstrong in particular.

Jean-Louis Le Touzet is an iconic French sportswriter and the laureate of many awards for his covering of sailing and cycling competitions.

He recently joined the international news desk at Libération and covered the Arab spring. Le Touzet was recently awarded 2012 ‘Prix Louis Hachette pour la presse écrite’.

‘La Tête et les Jambes’ talks are a new series of events questioning the figure of the champion in our current societies.

From February to June, the Institute invites French and Scottish journalists to look in depth into the qualities athletes need to become authentic ‘champions’, using the example of popular and successful sportsmen of our days.

What does it take to be a champion nowadays? A fitted body, courage, fortitude and intelligence, obviously, but what else? Charisma? Money? Political statements? More? These are some of the fascinating questions, in addition to those of the audience, the guests will explore.

Listings Information

Talk #4: Jean-Louis Le Touzet on Le Tour and Lance Armstrong – In English

Date: Thursday 5 April 2012, 6.00 pm

Venue: Institut français d’Ecosse, 13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Tickets: £3 (free for Institute members)

Booking and information: 0131 225 5366


Notes to editors:

About the Institut français d’Ecosse:

The Institut français d’Ecosse exists to promote French language and culture in Scotland, by providing French courses and organising events (film screenings, talks, exhibitions, concerts, etc.). It is also its aim to encourage cross-cultural exchange between France and Scotland, in cooperation with Scottish Francophile institutions.

After a year of cultural exchanges between Brittany and Scotland in 2011, the Institute surfs on the Olympics wave in 2012, giving a sporting flavour to its cultural programme entitled ‘La Tête et les Jambes’.

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Contact: Vanessa Bismuth
Phone: 0131 225 5366