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The Sixth Francophone games that will be held in Beirut from September 27th until October 6th 2009

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Lebanon has offered to all French-speaking countries a magnificent opening ceremony, held Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Camille Chamoun Sports City, attended by Mr François Fillon, French Prime Minister, Mrs Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister of Health and Sports and Mr. Alain Joyandet, Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophonie.

The ceremony marked the opening of a week of sporting and cultural activities between all the delegations from the Francophone world composed of talented athletes and artists.

Extrait de la cérémonie d’ouverture - Jeux de la Francophonie

The Francophone games are held every 4 years, with the participation of around 3,000 athletes, youths and artists from 56 French speaking countries and also 14 observer countries. It is a high level sport and art festival and popular event. Lebanon has been chosen to host the Sixth Francophone Games, which will be held in Beirut (Lebanon) from 27th of September to 6th of October 2009.


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