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jeux de mots

Jeux de la Francophonie

The Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games in English) are a combination of artistic and sporting events for French speaking nations, held every four years since 1989, partly as a counterweight to the Commonwealth Games. They are open to athletes and artists of the 55 member nations, 2 associate member nations and 13 oberver 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.

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Member Nations or Governments

55 Member Nations or Governments

  • Egypt
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Mauritius
  • Mauritania
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Niger
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Romania
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Lucia
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Switzerland
  • Chad
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • 2 Associate Member Nations or Governments

  • Ghana
  • 13 Observer Nations or Governments

  • Lithuania
  • Mozambique
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Ukraine
  • Events at 2005 Games in Niamey, Niger

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