WW2 event revival for young athletes from greater Lake Geneva region in France and Switzerland
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva is reviving its Jeux de Genève sports event 12-13 May, with 2,000 young athletes from the region competing in 22 disciplines.
The Games date back to the second world war, with Geneva running the Games from 1940-1951 as a forum where athletes could be selected for international competitions.
The new games are part of growing cross-border programmes that are starting to give the greater Lake Geneva region a clearer profile. Athletes from Vaud, Ain, Haute-Savoie and Geneva will be competing.
A number of special competitions in various sports will be part of the overall games and awarding titles, including the Coupe genevoise, the Championnats genevois, and a Championnat romand.
The project is backed by the Association Genevoise des Sports, the canton and the city of Geneva, with a focus on the role sports play in peace.