Basketball, handball, volleyball, rugby … For several weeks and before every weekend “Le Parisien” presents a selection of issues and events not to be missed in Ile-de-France. Overview.
Weekend Poster: Derby match between Boulogne-Levallois and Nanterre
Basketball. The elite Paris derby will make you drool. This Friday wouldn’t be an exception to the rule, even if the stakes weren’t the same for the two clubs finding themselves head-to-head on Friday. Betclic Elite captain Boulogne Levallois, in the fights with Monaco and Asvel, has been following a high-level rhythm since the start of the season. It remains to be seen if the Metropolitan recover from Wednesday’s defeat in Valencia in the European Cup quarter-finals..
For his part, Nanterre is fighting for a finish among the top eight at the end of the regular season, thus participating in the playoffs. At the moment, Pascal Donadio’s players are ninth directly behind Le Mans, and they have to completely erase from their memory the blows inflicted by their neighbor at home in the first leg (76-104). He will always be without his bodyguard, Nick Johnson. The 29-year-old American was injured by the end of his season ten days ago.
Gravity: Basketball in Paris plays the game of Africa
This Sunday, at 3 p.m., Paris welcomes Orléans to the Halle Carpentier. A little earlier, an event match was announced on the theme of Africa Game, on a day that would bring together entertainment, information and promotion of basketball in Africa.
From 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., echoing the first NBA game to be played on African soil in 2015, a festive match will see two teams of characters compete against each other: Team Africa, led by Jok’Air, rapper and An iconic figure of basketball in Paris, and the rest of the world team from Kevin Seraphine, a former Washington Wizards player. On each ticket sold for the celebration match, 1 euro will be donated to “Enfants du Benin Debout”, an association under 1901 law working in Benin for education and personal development through basketball.
The event: Gym prodigy Astria Nelo in front of her fans
gym. After two years of shortages due to the health crisis, the Mo girls will be able to find supporters. This Saturday (4 p.m.) at the Frank-Leibouf Gymnasium, Patrick’s sponsors Andriani Colomiere will challenge during day two of the top 12, the top national league. After their easy win (36-12) in Rouen, Meldwes hopes to carry on. For this, they can count on Marine Boyer, who resumed training at the beginning of 2022, after a break after participating in the Tokyo Olympics last summer.
Viewers will also have the opportunity to find out about the future prodigy of French gymnastics, the very young (12-year-old) Astrea Nilo. Last weekend, during her first international in Budapest (Hungary), home Chell won three silver medals in vaulting, uneven bars and especially all around. Salsabil Tonan, Cyprien Belloy and Lucy Hanna completed the Seine-et-Marnais collection.
Usual meeting: Sénart goes to Semi
Road racing. For 19 years, the Sénart Marathon has punctuated this venue every May 1, between Combs-la-Ville (Seine-et-Marne) and Tigery (Essonne). Tens of thousands of brave ones have faced the winds blowing in the plains there, and even served as a support for the French championship in 2008. This year, if the date does not change, the format of the half-marathon changes according to the desire of the organizers of the Grand Paris-Sud rally.
The new format has been thought out and developed with the help of associations, volunteers and runners, in order to make it an event for as many people as possible: more comfortable facilities for runners and the Departure Village (9:30 am) and Carré Sénart Arrival, which will highlight sports, health, modified sports and mixed sports. In addition to the medal, the contestants will receive a sprig of lily of the valley to celebrate the 1st of May and a bottle of apple juice produced by Servigny Harvest. There is also 10 km in the program (9h15).
baseball. Section 1: Sunday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.: Montigny-les-Brettonux (1) – Metz (4) (Jean-Marechal Stadium).
Basketball. Elite BetClic (the thirty-first day). Friday, 8:30 p.m.: Boulogne Levalloy (1st place) – Nanterre (ninth place) (Palais des Sports Marcel-Cerdan). Sunday, 3:15 p.m.: Paris (13) – Orleans (16) (Halle George Carpentier).
sports. TOP 12 WAG (the third day). Saturday, 4 pm : MEAUX – Colomiers (Franck-Leboeuf Gymnasium), Saint-Etienne – COMBS. Top 12 Games (the third day). Saturday, 3:30 p.m. : NOISY-LE-GRAND – VELIZY (Boot-Vert gymnasium).
handball. Liqui Moly Stars League (Twenty-fourth day). Friday, 8 p.m.: Crete (10) – San Rafael (8) (R. Oberon Gymnasium). Sunday, 5 p.m.: Dunkirk (12) – Paris Saint-Germain (1). Proleague (the twenty-seventh day). Friday, 8:30 p.m.: TREMBLAY (6) – Evry (1) (Palais des Sportes), Massey (8) – Caen (10) (Pierre de Coubertin Sports Centre), Cherbourg (2) – Pontolet (3). Dory Energy Cooker (day twenty-three). Friday, 8 pm : Chambray (6th) – Paris 92 (third).
Football. Top 14 (day twenty-four). Saturday, 5 p.m.: Pau (10) – Racing 92 (the fifth), Clermont (9) – Stade de France (11).
volleyball. League A, playoffs (the sixth day). Saturday, 6 p.m.: Cannes (6) – Le Plessis Robinson (1).