Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (France)

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Minister of Sports of the French Republic
Ministre des Sports
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Incumbent
Roxana Mărăcineanu

since 4 September 2018
Minister of Sports
Member of Cabinet
Reports to President of the Republic
Prime Minister
Seat Paris 13e, France
Nominator Prime Minister
Appointer President of the Republic
Term length No fixed term
Formation1936
Website sports.gouv.fr
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The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports ("Ministre de la Jeunesse et des Sports", alternatively translated "Minister of Youth and Sports") is, in the Government of France, the cabinet member in charge of national and public sport associations, youth affairs, public sports centers and national stadia (like the Stade de France). The position has changed names a number of times since its creation and has occasionally been eliminated or regrouped with the Minister of National Education.

Stade de France French national stadium

Stade de France is the national stadium of France, located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis. Its seating capacity of 80,698 makes it the eighth-largest stadium in Europe. The stadium is used by the France national football team and French rugby union team for international competition. It is the largest in Europe for track and field events, seating 78,338 in that configuration. Despite that, the stadium's running track is mostly hidden under the football pitch. Originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the stadium's name was recommended by Michel Platini, head of the organising committee. On 12 July 1998, France defeated Brazil 3–0 in the 1998 FIFA World Cup Final contested at the stadium. It will host the opening and closing ceremonies and the athletics events at the 2024 Summer Olympics. It will also host matches for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports

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