A welcoming nation
France is a world champion for hosting sporting events: Euro 2016, World Handball Championships 2017, 42nd Ryder Cup in 2018, Women’s World Cup in 2019.
In 2023, France will host the Rugby Union World Cup and the Alpine Skiing World Championships.
Evidence consulting firm
France organizes major sporting events every year, including Roland-Garros, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Tour de France, the Vendée Globe, the Paris marathon, and the French Formula 1 Grand Prix.
France holds many titles and records: Twice World Football Champion, six times World Champion in handball for men and twice for women.
France won 42 medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics (10 gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze) and finished in 7th place.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has contributed up to €284 million to the French economy
Assessment on the environmental and socio-economic impact of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019
Roland-Garros generates 4,700 jobs
with the Ile de France/Paris region benefiting from around €300 million
French Tennis Federation
40 million people watched the Tour de France on France 2 and France 3, compared with 33 million in 2019
The 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup could attract up to 450,000 foreign visitors, with 2.3 million tickets expected to be sold.
The event could create or retain between 13,000 and 17,000 jobs and have a potential economic impact of €2.4 billion.