Nelson Monfort, ambassador for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy :
Nelson Monfort is a well-known French sports journalist. He originally studied law before enrolling at the Paris IEP (Institute of Political Studies). He then spent a year in San Francisco, working as an intern in finance. Upon his return to France, he decided that he no longer wanted to follow this career path and switched his focus to journalism.
He started out by working on Le quotidien de Paris, Le Figaro and Le journal du dimanche, amongst others.
Nelson Monfort did his first televised interview with Czech tennis player Martina Navratilova. This was the moment everything clicked into place for the man who is now well-known for his interviews with sportsmen and women. Following this interview, he went on to work on many different programmes, such as Sports 3 and Le journal des sports on France 3. During this time, he also worked as a golf commentator for the same channel.
In 1992, he began doing interviews at athletics events and covered the Olympic Games in Barcelona. It was on this occasion that he interviewed Carl Lewis, a moment that will forever be etched in his memory and his career.
Nelson Monfort is also a great lover of classical music, and presented a programme called Les mélodies de Nelson on Radio Classique.
It is as a lover of sport and sporting achievements that Nelson supports the Normandy 2014 edition of the World Equestrian Games.