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Jeux de la Francophonie, a spectacular show indeed!

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Spectacular ceremony kicks off Francophone games in Lebanon

From The Daily Star

The sixth Francophone Games kicked off in spectacular fashion Sunday with a lavish opening ceremony in Beirut. Thousands of fans packed into Camille Chamoun stadium as more than 70 million television viewers worldwide tuned in to see the extravagant launch. The ceremony was attended by top Lebanese politicians including President Michel Sleiman, caretaker Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Parliament Speaker Nabhi Berri.  

 
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Jeux de la Francophonie!

September 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Tomorrow Lebanon will host the 2009 Francophone Games, a four-yearly event that has been taking place since 1989. Around 3,000 athletes and participants from 42 countries are expected to take part.

Lebanese President Michel Sleiman, the secretary general of the Francophonie organisation, Abdou Diouf, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon, Prince Albert of Monaco and some 40 ministers from participating countries are among the guests to attend the opening ceremony on Sunday, September 27.

World celebrities including Senegalese artist Youssou N’Dour, Lebanese singer Magida el-Roumi, Lebanese-born composer Gabriel Yared and 100 other musicians and dancers will also take part in the opening ceremony which is going to be held at the capital’s Camille Chamoun sports stadium.

The games will end on October 6.

For more information on the Francophone Games 2009, visit www.jeux2009.org.

Source: AFP