Selected 5 important sports and events for you in Brittany games

Nantes speaks Breton more than ever for 10 days. From this Friday to Sunday, July 10th, the first edition of the Brittany game will be held, during which many sporting events will be associated with cultural events (concerts, festos, conferences, etc.).

One of the organizers, Florian LeTeuff (Organizing Committee for Brittany Games), has been thinking about this event for two years. In short, he is the deputy mayor of Nantes in charge of the Breton issue. “The purpose is to be a free and popular festival organization where you can ask yourself questions about this controversial subject. [du rattachement de Nantes à la Bretagne] Take a pose. Sport has the advantage of being able to tackle controversial subjects in a federal way. »»

Therefore, Bretons (or those who are not) will have a 10-day appointment at Nantes (Castle of the Duchess of Brittany, or Michelle Cointre Stadium). Competition between divisions will take place on July 9th and 10th in the finals: Yellow 44 (Loire Atlantic), Orange 56 (Morbihan), Blue 29 (Finistere), Green 22 (Côtes d’Amall). , 35 (Ille-et-Vilaine) in red. According to Florian Le Teuff, in addition to testing between “benevolent” departments, there is also the possibility of testing some areas of Brittany for free. 20 minutes We also selected five typical or atypical “sports” to discover or rediscover.

Throw a bunch of straw at height (Arched).

This area is one of the seven championship sports sponsored by the Breton Athletic Sports Federation (FNSAB). This is a game directly from the agricultural world, especially in the field of harvesting. Athletes must use a bifurcated rake to throw a bunch of straw high. The weight of the bundle is fixed at 7.3 kg and it must pass through the horizontal bar by its throw. Throws are accepted even if the pattern touches the bar. The height is increased with each valid throw.record A priori Currently 7.50 meters.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2pm to 9pm, Sunday, July 3rd, 2pm to 9pm, Monday to Friday, 4:30 pm to 9pm, Saturday, July 9th, 10am to 9pm , Sunday, July 10th at 10am at Cool San Andre until 8pm

Straw-bale architecture.  (figure)
Straw-bale architecture. (Illustration)-FLT

Le Gouren

Breton Judo. Originally from Celtic, Gouren is a traditional Brittany wrestling. Its popularity dates back to the Middle Ages. The purpose is to lie on your back while touching both shoulder blades.The wrestler clasps his hand Shake (Shirt), on the waistband.On their feet, they cut, barrage, sweep, or kliked (Leg wrap). Leg attacks must stay under the belt.

The Gorento Tournament will be held on July 9th from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm in the courtyard of the Duke of Brittany.

Glen. -JP Agate

the basketball Breton (Invented Discipline)

It’s a pure invention. Principle: Throw a bowl and try to score with a basketball hoop (as much as possible). With many mistakes … Damaged perspective, but don’t worry, the pornographic faience factory provided 1,000 unsold bowls …

Cours Saint-André every night from 7 pm to 8 pm

Famous basketball.
Famous basketball. -FLT

Shuffleboard tournament

This field is also well known in Vandé, a little below. A nine-day pack tournament will be held on board at Saffle’s Maki Square overlooking the Erdre River.

July 9th, Square Dumaki, final at 122RueSully

Illustration of a shuffleboard game in the park of Renne.
Illustration of a shuffleboard game in the park of Renne. -C. Allain / APEI / 20 minutes

Muscadet Barrel Roller Tournament

A centuries-old tradition unique to Cooper and winemakers, barrel “rolling” is a work-born sport as old as the invention of wooden barrels. In co-operatives, wineries, shipping docks, etc., it was common practice to roll empty barrels or barrels sideways to make it easier to move around. Discipline in partnership with the Breton Wine Commission.

Tuesday, July 5th, 6 pm to 9 pm Cours Saint-André

Barrel roller race.  (figure)
Barrel roller race. (Illustration)-FLT

The full program of Brittany games is here