Summer Olympic sports activities: 8.8 million licensees | EUROtoday

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Sbased on an INSEE research, 8.8 million annual licenses had been issued in 2022 in France within the thirty-two sports activities federations represented on the Summer Olympic Games, i.e. one license for seven inhabitants, additionally the identical degree than in 2017. After falling sharply attributable to well being restriction measures linked to the Covid-19 epidemic (-14% between 2019 and 2021), the variety of licenses rebounded by 16% in 2022.

Football, tennis and horse using alone issued 44% of licenses in 2022. INSEE notes important regional disparities. With greater than 40 licenses per 1,000 inhabitants, soccer is twice as developed in Brittany and the Pays de la Loire as in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Île-de-France.

Rugby can be very widespread in Occitanie, with 12 licenses per 1,000 inhabitants, twice as many as on the nationwide degree, and basketball is twice as current in Pays de la Loire (16 licenses per 1,000 inhabitants, in comparison with 8 on the nationwide degree). Finally, crusing is 3 times extra practiced in Brittany (12 in comparison with 4) whereas taking pictures is 4 instances extra practiced in Corsica (17 in comparison with 4).

Pétanque, mountaineering and karate

Within the Summer Olympic sports activities federations, a 3rd of licenses are held by ladies. They symbolize greater than 80% of the licensees within the dance, horse using and gymnastics federations but additionally greater than half of the licensees in swimming and rollerblading/skateboarding. With the exception of those 5 federations, ladies are within the minority, with a share which doesn’t exceed 15% within the soccer, biking and desk tennis federations.

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