Rallying is very popular in France, with two World Rally Championship rallies being held there: Tour de Corse (1973–2008) and Rallye d'Alsace (2010-today).

An important characteristic of parkour is efficiency. The basic meaning of this is that a traceur must not merely move as fast as he can, Bur's unofficial motto is être et durer (to be and to last), efficiency also involves avoiding injuries, short and long-term.

Professional sailing in France is centered on singlehanded/shorthanded ocean racing with the pinnacle of this branch of the sport being the Vendée Globe singlehanded around the world race which starts every 4 years from the French Atlantic.

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The former Swansea striker fired home in extra time for Fernando Santos' men, who had lost talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to an early injury

Émile Allais won four World Championship golds in the 1930s. Henri Oreiller won Olympic gold at the 1948 Winter Olympics. Jean-Claude Killy dominated alpine skiing in the late 1960s, winning all three alpine skiing golds on offer at the 1968 Winter Olympics on French snow in Grenoble. These events also served as the 1968 Alpine Skiing World Championships, and in addition,

Women's national professional competitions are supervised by the Fédération Française de Basket-Ball with the first division being the Ligue féminine de basket. Clermont Université Club is the most successful team in French first division history with 13 titles from 1968 to 1981. CJM Bourges (1997, 1998, and 2001) and US Valenciennes (2002 and 2004) have won the EuroLeague Women.

The national side is one of the tier 1 national teams. It competes annually in the Six Nations Championship, and won it outright 16 times. France has been to every Rugby World Cup since its inception in 1987, and has been a runner-up on three occasions, most recently in 2011. France hosted the 2007 Rugby World Cup.

Sport in France plays an important role in French society, which is reflected in its popularity among the French people and strong sporting history. Various types of sports are played and followed in France, the most popular of which is association football.

Portugal vs France live score and goal updates from the Euro 2016 final in Paris

The France women's national basketball team has twice been European champion (2001 and 2009), and also claimed a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Only one French club, Olympique de Marseille, has won the UEFA Champions League in 1993. Stade de Reims (1956, 1959), AS Saint-Étienne (1976), and AS Monaco (2004) have been runners-up.

Women's national professional competitions are supervised by the Fédération française de football. The first division is the Championnat de France de football féminin. Olympique Lyonnais is the most successful team in French first division history with 12 titles, including an ongoing streak of eight titles (2007 to present). In the UEFA Women's Champions League, OL have won twice (2011 and 2012) and have been runners-up twice (2010 and 2013).

Windsurfing makes its big return to Paris, at the AccorHotels Arena

The Coupe de France is the premier knock-out cup competition in French football. The Coupe de la Ligue is the second major cup competition in France. The Trophée des champions is played each July as a one-off match between the Coupe de France winners and the Ligue 1 champions.

The world's 40 best riders compete at the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping

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France women's national football team main international achievement has been fourth place at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

It is also one of only nine teams to have won the UEFA European Championship (1984 and 2000). France was also the 1984 Olympic Champion and the 1998 World Cup winner.

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Australian rules football is a growing sport in France with the first clubs forming in the 1990s. There are several clubs around the country forming a ""Super League" and some other clubs playing in a developmental league. There is a national men's Australian Football team that has played international matches and competes in the Australian Football International Cup, which is essentially a World Cup for all countries apart from Australia.

Cricket is a developing sport in France. Some reports point that cricket was invented in France. However, the sport is relatively unknown due to inadequate media coverage. In fact, the 1900 Olympic games, the only one where cricket was played, featured bitter rivals England and France taking on each other. A rematch of the two teams was said to have taken place just before the 2012 Olympics.

Le Championnat du monde de trot attelé fait vibrer à l'unisson depuis 1920 les amateurs et passionnés de course.

Other types of auto racing (Stock caroracing, Drag racing, etc.) are more favoured.

Though it is little known, Gaelic football is developing in France. There are currently 20 clubs across the country with 80% of the players French. [6]

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Tennis is the second most popular French sport in terms of the number of licensed players with 1,111,316 licensed tennis players in France (2012).

Top international athletes compete in teams at the Charlety stadium for this track and field meeting

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 In France, soccer is football and footbal is american football. Altough several Football teams play in the Paris area, only one team plays in the city. Here for a long stay they always welcome new players, here for short stay, you can come enjoy à game at the Louis Lumière Stadium.

Les meilleurs spécialistes européens du cyclisme sur piste se retrouvent pendants 5 jours au Véliodrome National

L’académie du Sporting fait sa rentrée : – U7 mercredi de 12h30 à 13h30 (Gymnase Carpentier) – U9 lundi de

The TV cameras were also covered ahead of the showdown in Paris.

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As of the 2015–16 season, 22 French citizens have played in the NBA in the USA and Canada. Nine are currently playing, most notably San Antonio Spurs point guard Parker, with four NBA titles to his credit; Spurs forward Diaw; and Chicago Bulls forward Noah, also notable for his college career at the University of Florida in which he starred on a team that won two NCAA titles with the same starting lineup.

Andre Marriner was seen taking a closer look at the moths as the officials walked around the pitch.

Jason Lamy-Chappuis has been an extremely successful competitor in Nordic combined. He won a gold medal in the Individual normal hill/10 km competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics as well as four World Championship golds and three consecutive FIS Nordic Combined World Cups between 2009/10 and 2011/12.

And there are other events on the horizon! Upcoming events: the UEFA Euro football 2016, the Men’s Handball World Championship 2017, and the Ice Hockey World Championship 2017, the Gay Games 2018, the Ryder Cup in 2018, etc.