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Youth & Sports

With regards to sports, the government has established several authorities at the central level responsible for the organization of sports in France. These include the National Federation, the National French Sport Olympic Committee, the French Paralympic and Sport Committee, the National Sports Council, the Ministry of National Education and Youth, and the Ministry of Sports. Together these bodies are responsible for the following acts:

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) is working on fostering comprehensive community sports clubs where everyone can participate according to their interests and goals. In order to achieve a sports society in which anyone can practice sports at any stage of their lives, the ministry is working on measures to improve children's physical fitness levels.

Strong sporting innitiatives

One of the initiatives the government made was to make the 1964 Olympic and Paralympic Games, October 10th, a national holiday called the Health and Sports Day.

A new initiative aimed at encouraging sports participation among young students from Paris has been launched in line with the French capital's legacy plans for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The initiative launched by the City of Paris, the Paris Academy and the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF), will promote passion for sport and the purpose of Olympism to 275,000 Parisian students. Taken from France youth and sports


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