Boris Cyrulnik: “Sport puts us in our place”

Youth games or not, the Lausanne Palace remains a must in the Olympics. In the hall of the famous five-star, the accredited met more chic and discreet pine bearers. In the softness of a hallway with thick carpet and deep armchairs, Boris Cyrulnik chats with Mark Milton, the founder of Education 4 Peace. In a few hours, the two men will participate, with Timea Bacsinszky and ex-biathlete Elisa Perini, in a round table entitled “Sport and resilience”.

It is also the title of a book published last year by Editions Odile Jacob under the direction of the famous French neuropsychiatrist. Resilience, which can be defined as the ability to overcome suffering and draw something from a trauma, is inseparable from Boris Cyrulnik, who popularized this concept in French-speaking space. Talking about sport is natural for this former good rugby player. As his Wikipedia page says, his voice is “soft, enveloping and deliciously regressive”.

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