Jeux de la Francophonie

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Jeux de la Francophonie
Jeux de la Francophonie logo.svg
Logo of the Games
Status active
Genre sports event
Frequency every 4th year
Location(s) various
Inaugurated 1989 (1989)

The Jeux de la Francophonie (Canadian English: Francophonie Games; British English: Francophone Games) are a combination of artistic and sporting events for the Francophonie, mostly French-speaking nations, held every four years since 1989, similar in concept to the Commonwealth Games.

Editions

Year Edition Date Host city No. of
Athletes (nations)
1989 I 8–22 July Morocco Casablanca/Rabat, Morocco 1,700 (39)
1994 II 5–13 July France Paris/Évry-Bondoufle, France 2,700 (45)
1997 III 27 August – 6 September Madagascar Antananarivo, Madagascar 2,300 (38)
2001 IV 14–24 July Canada/Quebec Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada/Quebec 2,400 (51)
2005 V 7–17 December Niger Niamey, Niger 2,500 (44)
2009 VI 27 September – 6 October Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon 2,500 (40)
2013 VII 6–15 September France Nice, France 2,700 (54)
2017 VIII 21–30 July Ivory Coast Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire 4,000 (49)
2021 IX Canada/New Brunswick Moncton-Dieppe, Canada/New Brunswick

Events

Sports

There were four sports at the inaugural event in 1989: athletics, basketball, association football and judo. Handisport, handball, table tennis and wrestling were added to the competition programme in 1994. None of these four sports featured at the 1997 Jeux de la Francophonie, and boxing and tennis were introduced to the programme instead. Eight sports featured in 2001: the four inaugural sports, boxing and table tennis were included. Furthermore, handisport and beach volleyball competitions were held as demonstration events. Neither of these demonstration sports were included in 2005, with traditional style wrestling being demonstrated in addition to the six more established sports. The 2009 programme re-introduced beach volleyball.

Cultural

In 2001, street art featured as a demonstration event.

Medal Table

An all-time Jeux de la Francophonie Medal Table from 1989 Jeux de la Francophonie to 2017 Jeux de la Francophonie, is tabulated below. The table is simply the consequence of the sum of the medal tables of the various editions of the Jeux de la Francophonie. [1]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France 212 158 129 499
2  Canada 87 85 123 295
3  Morocco 65 83 69 217
4  Romania 64 43 46 153
5  Senegal 25 32 40 97
6 Quebec Canada Quebec 21 26 48 95
7  Ivory Coast 20 24 22 66
8  Poland 20 8 20 48
9  Madagascar 19 14 25 58
10  Egypt 18 16 21 55
11  Tunisia 16 31 40 87
12  Cameroon 13 23 42 78
13 Wallonia Wallonia-Brussels Federation 13 16 29 58
14  Mauritius 9 16 23 48
15  Republic of the Congo 9 7 8 24
16   Switzerland 9 6 24 39
17  Chad 9 4 5 18
18  Lebanon 8 7 4 19
20  Burkina Faso 8 6 18 32
21  Seychelles 6 3 3 12
18  Rwanda 5 3 5 13
22  Niger 4 10 8 22
23  Armenia 4 5 6 15
24  Benin 3 3 5 11
25  Burundi 3 3 3 9
26  Gabon 2 8 13 24
27 New Brunswick Canada New Brunswick 2 5 13 20
28  Cape Verde 2 2 2 6
29  Djibouti 2 1 4 7
30  Haiti 2 1 2 5
31  Guinea 2 1 0 3
32  Togo 2 0 2 4
33  Kosovo 2 0 0 2
34  Mali 1 5 8 14
35  Lithuania 1 5 6 12
36  Vietnam 1 4 3 8
37  Central African Republic 1 3 5 9
38  Qatar 1 1 6 8
39  Bulgaria 1 0 3 4
40  Democratic Republic of the Congo 1 0 2 3
41  Macedonia 1 0 0 1
42  Luxembourg 0 5 13 18
43  Montenegro 0 1 1 2
44  Dominica 0 1 0 1
45  Guinea-Bissau 0 1 0 1
46  Slovakia 0 1 0 1
47  Cambodia 0 0 6 6
48  Saint Lucia 0 0 1 1
48  Uruguay 0 0 1 1

Participation

Jeux de la Francophonie are open to athletes and artists of the 55 member nations, 3 associate member nations and 12 observer nations of the Francophonie. Canada is represented by three teams: Quebec, New Brunswick (the only officially bilingual Canadian province) and another team representing the rest of the country. The Belgian team is restricted to athletes from the French-speaking areas of the country.

Participation has so far varied between 1,700 and 3,000 athletes and artists.

56 Member Nations or Governments

3 Associate Member Nations

12 Observer Nations

See also

References

  1. ^ "Jeux de la Francophonie". jeux.francophonie.org. Retrieved 24 June 2017. 

External links

  • Official site of the Comité international des jeux de la Francophonie (in French)
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