VIème Jeux de la Francophonie – In Facts & Numbers

25Sep09

jeux-de-la-francophonie-beyrouthThe Vième Jeux de la Francophonie are being held in Beyrouth, this Sunday the 27th of September till the 6th of October (10 days in length).

Tonight, three days before the launching of the games, the echos of the famed Marcel Ghanem’s plea criticised local organizers of the fact that

half the population of Lebanon” is not aware that fourty four (44) visiting francophone countries and 14 observers will be participating in these games this Sunday.

The Francophone games were launched in Québec in 1987, 22 years ago. Like the Olympics, the Francophone games are held every four (4) years. These games have been held so far in: Marocco (89), Paris (94), Madagascar (97), Canada (01), Niger (05), and today in Beyrouth, Lebanon in 2009.

During these games, Over twelve thousand (12 000) artists and athletes compete in cultural and athletic games.

  • There are seven (7) Athletic games: Athletism, Junior Football, Women’s Basketball, Ping pong, Judo, Boxing, and a recently added game, Beach Volley-ball.
  • In addition, there are seven (7) Cultural games: Conte, Singing, Dansing, Sculpture, Painting, Photography and Litterature.

The Opening & Closing of these games are not to be missed – expect to see Concerts & Expositions, Open-Space Theatre, and the leisure of scholars.

To the privileged –

Placée sous le signe de la solidarité, de la diversité et de l’excellence, cette sixième édition libanaise témoigne, une fois de plus, du rattachement du Liban à la Francophonie. C’est en ce lieu millénaire que se conjuguera, dans l’amitié, la rencontre de l’Orient et de l’Occident offrant aux Jeux des instants inoubliables et au peuple libanais la chance d’un développement culturel, social et économique. Beyrouth est, par excellence, la ville de tous les dialogues. Elle incarne au plus haut point la fulguration de la rencontre décisive, du rendez-vous créateur. Pour elle-même et pour les autres qui viennent à elle de partout afin d’éprouver la respiration de la liberté, elle est la ville de tous les seuils et de toutes les médiations.

Programmes des Jeux.

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4 Responses to “VIème Jeux de la Francophonie – In Facts & Numbers”

  1. bonjour, merci pour cette info , moi j’adore les jeux gratuit .

  2. 2 Sam

    TV5 / Future News / Tele Liban will be officially broadcasting the opening of these games. You can watch it live here: http://bit.ly/2QqaS3

  3. iglina,
    You can watch MTV Lebanon on my website, which will most probably be showing it. It’s at http://www.rabihdagher.com/iptv

  4. 4 iglina

    do you know if/where i can watch the opening ceremony LIVE on internet? I don’t get TV5 Monde nor Future TV here :-( thank you.


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