The Jeux de la Francophonie officially started yesterday and will run through the 15th. This multi-sport and cultural festival is open to all French-speaking countries, and is held every four years. Track & field is one of the sports contested in these games, and will be held at today’s featured track at Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann. This is a nice looking two-tone blue track, with red on the ends and outside runways. There is also a smaller warm-up/training track to the west of the stadium. Bleachers here can hold 8,000 spectators. The attendance record for the stadium was set in 2005 and 2009, when one of my favorite bands, U2, played here to 55,000 fans.
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