Jeux de la Francophonie
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The Jeux de la Francophonie (Francophone Games) 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 56 member 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 1,500 and 3,000 athletes and artists.
- 1989: Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco
- 1994: Paris/Évry-Bondoufle, France
- 1997: Antananarivo, Madagascar
- 2001: Ottawa-Hull, Canada
- 2005: Niamey, Niger
- 2009: Beirut, Lebanon