LA MINUTE SPORT Sports news for next Wednesday 11 May

Supporters are consulted to give their opinion on the name of the provisional stadium (photo DR)

As every day from Monday to Friday, discover the essence of Gard sports news in a few pieces of information.

Olympic Nmes

The Antonin Stadium?We have to catch up with five months in six months “, Rani Assaf confided last week about the provisional stadium. The president of Nîmes Olympique is still hopeful to see his team play in this arena in late December 2022, early January 2023 and eventually leave the dilapidated Costières stadium. work will also begin Monday, the club will launch a major online consultation for two weeks so that supporters can give their opinion on the name of this temporary stadium. Three names will be proposed. Among these proposals is the Antonin Stadium, a name that is mainly the President of Nîmes A final free field box will be available so that anyone who has an original idea can express themselves.

A meeting of Nîmes supporters will take place on Saturday in front of the Costières stadium (photo Anthony Maurin).

Collecting at Costières† This Saturday at 7 pm, Nîmes Olympique (9and49 pts) receives Bastia (15and43 points) for the last game of the season in a no-stakes meeting, except that the Crocos finish in the Top 10 of this Ligue 2. On this occasion, the three groups of supporters of the club (Gladiators Nîmes 1991, Nemausus 2013, Club central des supporters) called for a rally on Saturday at 5.30 pm in front of the main courtyard of the Costières stadium. “To all supporters, to those disappointed at this tawdry season on the pitch and desert in the stands, to all opponents of Rani Assaf and his scorched earth policy, to all those who no longer recognize their favorite club,” are therefore convened, we read in the press release. Therefore, upon arrival at the stadium, players must encounter a hostile crowd. Groups encouraging supporters to come: “To express your anger and remind you that, come what may, the people of Nîmes will not give up! † Today, the club announced that training will be open to the public on Friday (10am), the last of the season.

USAM Nimes Gard

USAM players participated in eco-responsible jogging (photo Corentin Corger)

In the attack of waste† This afternoon, all the professional players of USAM and the youngsters of the club had an appointment in the Jardins de la Fontaine for a plogging† This is ecologically responsible jogging. You can be called Michaël Guigou, be a three-time gold medalist at the Olympics and still grab your pliers and a garbage bag to clean up trash in the city. More than 250 people responded to this first edition that the club wants to perpetuate. “The goal is to encourage the right actions”, USAM President David Tebib responded. Other sports associations were present, such as Nîmes Basket or the young football players of Chemin Bas d’Avignon. The company Océan has joined this initiative by providing the equipment needed to collect the waste. The teams are divided into different sectors: the Tour Magne, the Jardins de la Fontaine and the Arena Tour. The Usamists’ next game will take place on May 21 with a crucial trip to Toulouse, a direct competitor to qualify for the European Cup.


The roller coaster for Bonzi† Benjamin Bonzi won the “Challenger” of Aix on Monday by his compatriot Grégoire Barrère (247and world) 6-4 and 6-2. De Gardois also won his eighth “Challenger” title after Potchefstroom (South Africa), Ostrava (Czech Republic), Segovia (Spain), Saint-Tropez, Cassis and Rennes in 2021 and Cherbourg this year. The France international continues with the BNP Paribas Primrose tournament in Bordeaux where he just found and knocked out Grégoire Barrère (6-1, 3-6 and 7-5). The Nîmes, placed as number 2, will face Uruguayan Martin Cuevas in the round of 16 of the Girondin tournament tomorrow.