Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy coming to Paris to take part in the official Olympic Games bid launch

Press Office Billiards 2024 News

PARIS, 14th November 2018 – World Champion Shaun Murphy will be in Paris on the 30th of November. The British star will uphold Billiards’ candidacy to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games – a project that will officially be unveiled at the Eiffel Tower to the press, in presence of billiards officials and players.

During the press conference, the World Confederation of Billiards Sports (WCBS) will stand aside the French Billiards Federation (Fédération Française de Billard – FFB) to proclaim their joint candidacy as an additional sport to the 2024 Olympics Games in Paris.

Billiards’ key people assemble in Paris

2005 World Champion, Gibraltar Open winner and 2017 “Champion of Champions” Shaun Murphy will stand next to other champions, such as Frenchman Jérémy Bury (Vice-world Champion and multiple times French champion in Carom) or Jasmin Ouschan (World Champion, multiple times European champion in Pool) coming straight from Austria for the occasion before taking off to the World Championship in China.

YouTube sensation Florian Kholer will also be there to perform several live demonstrations on a pool table set in the very heart of the Gustave Eiffel lounge for the occasion.


  • 9:30am – Guests arrival
  • Trickshot demo by Florian Kohler
  •  10:00am – Beginning of the conference
  • What is Billiards? 
  • The Olympic Games candidacy
  • The detailed project and actions
  • 10:30am – Q&A about the “Billiards 2024” project
  • Individual interviews with federations leaders and players
  • Trickshot demo by Florian Kohler
  • 12:30pm – End

Several leaders of world federations, as well as many international champions will gather at the Eiffel Tower to uphold Billiards’ values.

During the conference, the speakers will be: Ian Anderson (Australia – WCBS President), Jean-Paul Sinanian (France – FFB President), Diane Wild (Switzerland- WCBS General Secretary), Jean-Pierre Guiraud (France – Billiards 2024 Coordinator), Jérémy Bury (France – Carom, vice-World Champion, multiple times French champion), Jasmin Ouschan (Austria – Pool, World Champion, multiple times European champion ) and Shaun Murphy (England – Snooker, World Champion, 2017 “Champion of Champions”).

The world reknowned trickshot artist Florian Kohler (who has cumulated over 1 Billion views on his YouTube channel) will perform live!

About Billiards 2024:
Billiards 2024 is the structure in charge of the promotion of Billiards’ bid for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It is composed of senior members of Billiards’ different managing bodies, as well as players and industry giants.

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