France: passionate about sport

FRANCE, A LONGSTANDING HOST OF GLOBAL SPORTING EVENTS
In 1938 and 1998, France hosted the football World Cup, while in 2007 it organized the rugby World Cup. France has also held the Olympic Games on five occasions (Summer Games of 1900 and 1924, Winter Games of 1924, 1968 and 1992) and enjoys a special relationship with the event, given that a Frenchman, Pierre de Coubertin, was the founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).