2023 Jeux de la Francophonie

The 2023 Jeux de la Francophonie, also known as IXieme Jeux de la Francophonie (French for 9th Francophone Games), informally Kinshasa 2023, is scheduled to take place in 2023 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

First selection

Moncton and DieppeNew BrunswickCanada were awarded the games in April 2016 over bids from Sherbrooke, Quebec and Guadeloupe. However, on 30 January 2019, the New Brunswick government cancelled its commitment to host the games due to funding issues. Up to 4,000 athletes and artists were expected to participate. Venues for the games were to include Universite de Moncton‘s Moncton Stadium, and facilities at Mount Allison University and Crandall University. New Brunswick Community College in Dieppe was expected to host the event’s cultural activities.

Second selection

The city council of Sherbrooke, Quebec passed a motion in February 2019 expressing support for hosting the game provided the city receive financial support from the federal government of Canada and the provincial government of Quebec.

The Organisation internationale de la Francophonie issued a new call on 1 March 2019 for bids to host the games with a deadline of 31 May 2019 for submissions. The games were awarded to KinshashaDemocratic Republic of Congo in July 2019.

In 2020, the games were moved from 2021 to 2022 to avoid clashing with the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics. They were postponed once again in 2022, to 2023.

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