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Tennis is derived from the antiquated French game of “paume” in the 12th century. The sport can be linked back to the ancient Greek culture, however truly evolved in the hands of France. French monks articulated the concept for entertainment and celebratory purposes. This originally did not appease the hierarchy of the churches, yet the […]

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In France, Cycling and Football win “the most popular” contest when it comes to Sports. Cricket seems to be the underdog of the Sporting totem pole with only one Olympic appearance and a smaller following in the Country. Although the stick and ball game has a growing interest, it has not yet reached the same […]

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Judo is a famed form of martial arts that originated in Japan. The foundation is made up of jiujitsu principles and applications designed by Judo’s creator, Jigori Kano. He created a school for students of Judo called the “Kodokan”. It was in 1886, Judo received its first milestone through a competition. Judo versus jiujitsu was […]

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France is known for its fine fares and ever stylish demeanor. The name, the language and the beauty of the country is renowned worldwide. Throughout French history, there have been displays of strength that seem to sway away from their reputation as the land of love. Sports in France is a no-nonsense business that steers […]

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France has always had a close relationship with motor racing. Whether it be the drivers it has produced, the races it has hosted or the manufacturers that have produced the cars, all the factors have come together to make the sport keenly followed by French people. The French Grand Prix was first hosted in 1906 […]

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Alpine skiing in France is hugely popular, and the country’s skiers compete and often succeed against the very best in the world. The reasons of the nation’s success are quite clear, as the country possesses some of the most challenging ski slopes in the world. Many families grow up in areas of the country where, […]

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One of the most popular sports for both men and women in France is Cycling. The country has many holidays in different types of environments that are tailor made for cycling holidays, and cycling as a family past time is a favorite activity. However, it is the major races that are being held within the […]

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France has a number of stadiums in the country that are famous for hosting major domestic and international events. These arenas are able to support thousands of French supporters who are renowned for their passion, and at times their ability to show their displeasure at their team’s performance. The Stade de France stadium in Paris […]

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The strength of French horse racing is reflected in the number of runners and riders that are sent to compete in other countries. There is also a number of trainers who, over the years, have produced a consistent number of top quality horses. And there has been no better horse than Gladiateur. In 1861 he […]

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Horse racing in France is popular and has been since organized races started to appear at the start of the 19th century. There are many racecourses in the country, but the majority of the most popular ones are found in the vicinity of Paris. The most famous racecourse in the country is Longchamp, which is […]

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