French judoka Amandine Buchard is one of 14 athletes named in the "team" for Paris 2024 sponsor Sanofi ©Getty Images

French pharmaceutical laboratory Sanofi, a premium partner of Paris 2024, has announced its 14-strong "team" for the next Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In its first major high profile move in connection with the imminent Olympics and Paralympics, Sanofi has named special representatives from seven countries and 10 sports, L’Equipe reports.

Home competitors involved in the Olympic selection include judoka Amandine Buchard, breaking b-boy Dany Dann, tennis player Nicolas Mahut, basketball player Valériane Ayayi, and football coach Sarah M'Barek.

The Paralympic selections feature athlete Nantenin Keita and Paralympic swimmer Théo Curin, who completed the Santa Fe-Coronda open water race last month.

Paralympic swimmer Théo Curin, centre, is one of the 14-strong
Paralympic swimmer Théo Curin, centre, is one of the 14-strong "team" named by Paris 2024 sponsors Sanofi for the upcoming Olympics and Paralympics ©Getty Images

The laboratory had already joined forces with Curin, whose four limbs were amputated following meningitis, through a prevention campaign against this disease launched in October.

Others in the Sanofi spotlight are British Paralympic swimmer Ellie Challis, who features in the advertising campaign alongside Dann and two scientists from Sanofi in Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne).

"Sanofi wants to affirm its ambition for societal impact and mark its historic commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Josep Catlla, head of institutional relations at Sanofi, who is overseeing the partnership with Paris 2024.