Francophone Games

Publication date: 17 May 2024

The Francophonie Games (Jeux de la Francophonie) are international sporting competitions. They bring together countries where French is an official or widely used language. This event is a combination of sports and arts. Moreover, it’s a unique opportunity for international athletes to unite in a friendly atmosphere of competition and to strengthen relations between participants. Since 1989, the games are held every four years.

The official website of the Francophone Games

2027 Jeux de la Francophonie

The 10th edition of the Francophonie Games will be held in 2027 in Yerevan, Armenia. The dates of the event will be announced at a later date. 4,000 athletes from 50 countries are expected to participate. The tentative venues have been announced. They are Hrazdan Stadium, Karen Demirchyan Complex, Abovyan City Stadium and ESC-Gazprom Armenia. The construction of the Sports Village is scheduled to begin in 2024. However, it is not yet known which of the famous athletes will participate in the Games. The sports in which athletes competed last year are basketball, wrestling (African and freestyle), cycling, judo, athletics, table tennis, para-athletics, football. It is expected that the sports program of the 10th Francophonie Games will not differ much from the previous one.

History of the competition

The Jeux de la Francophonie were created in 1987. The main idea of the competition is to promote sports cooperation and cultural exchange between French-speaking countries. Over the years, the event has become a truly large and respected event. Besides, it attracts the attention of professional and amateur athletes. The first event took place 2 years later, in 1989, in the cities of Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco. Originally, the idea was that every other Games would be held in a country that was not among the developed countries. In addition, the host countries rotate from North to South. The competition is open to participants between the ages of 18 and 35.

Latest Games results

Year Venue Number of Participants Countries with the Most Medals
2023 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 3000 from 34 countries  Morocco (23 gold, 16 silver, 19 bronze);

Romania (17 gold, 9 silver, 12 bronze);

Cameroon (13 gold, 13 silver, 14 bronze);

2017 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire  4000 from 49 countries France (22 gold, 16 silver, 11 bronze);

Morocco (13 gold, 14 silver, 15 bronze);

Canada (13 gold, 8 silver, 15 bronze);

2013 Nice, France  2700 from 54 countries France (23 gold, 23 silver, 12 bronze);

Canada (15 gold, 14 silver, 16 bronze);

Poland (10 gold, 4 silver, 13 bronze).

2031 Jeux de la Francophonie

As the next Games will take place 3 years from now, there is no information about dates and venues for the 11th edition of the Francophone Games.

Keep an eye on the dates of multi-sport competitions and other events in our Sporting Events Calendar.

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