New sports, come back, Medigames Kids…

New sports, come back, Medigames Kids…

A specialty,

Capital city of Pétanque

Marseille is hosting each year the biggest international Petanque tournament : La Marseillaise à pétanque.

With more than 10 000 players and 200 000 spectators all along the competition you’ll easily understand that this discipline is part of Marseille way of living !

But, do you really know what pétanque is ?

[petãk] nf: Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground. The game is normally played on hard dirt or gravel.

The current form of the game originated in 1907 or 1910 in La Ciotat, in Provence, France. The French name pétanque comes from petanca in the Provençal dialect of the Occitan language, deriving from the expression pès tancats, meaning ‘feet fixed’ or ‘feet planted’ (on the ground).

So, it was impossible not to offer you the possibility to discover this sport discipline as you’ll spend a week in Marseille !

Let’s meet on Wednesday afternoon for discovering or even perfoming and win the Medigames pétanque tournament !


a come-back…


All saling lovers will agree on one point : Marseille is a great spot for a regatta! After some years inside lands this 38 edition of the Medigames will be a unique occasion for the sailing competition come back!

A Grand Surprise Monotype regatta will be organised offering a wonderful overview of the bay! Starting from the Mucem waterfront heading to the Frioul Island and Château d’If this regatta will definitly be one of the main highlights of the Medigames 2017.

Another regatta will be organized in case of great success of this race, on Laser Pico in « La Pointe rouge ». Different boats, different sensations ans still lot of fun!

Those regattas will be organized in collaboration with the YCPR and our partner Medivoile –

The Grand Surprise regatta will be organized from the 6th to 8th July.

* An extra fee will have to be paid for the Grand Surprise regatta.

without forgetting children


Children under 16 years can participate in a variety of activities (Athletics, tennis, rugby, judo) which will help them learn the values of the Olympic spirit such as friendship, respect and team spirit. This is a unique opportunity for them to share a magical experience with young people from around the world and learn new skills in a great atmosphere ! We will offer Monday and Tuesday sessions for them (cf. sport schedule).


But also…

Orientation race

Combining a sporting challenge with tactical choices, the orientation race will be a new event in the World Medical and Health Games.


Requiring teamwork and concentration, the bridge, which has several million followers worldwide, will also be part of the events on offer this year


  • Aix-Marseille Provence Métropole
  • Medecin franco
  • Région PACA
  • CG13
  • La Provence
  • Marseille 2017
  • Marseille
  • ACMF
  • Club Medici
  • Quotidien