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Montpellier offers sport enthusiasts a large choice of sport disciplines. It is impossible for a sportsperson to get bored at the weekend!


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FISE WORLD :
WHEN MONTPELLIER
EXPORTS ITS TALENT


Born in Montpellier twenty years ago, the International Festival of Extreme Sports (FISE) swamps the city and the world with its Freestyle culture.

 

In 1995, Hervé André-Benoit, a student at Montpellier Business School (Sup de Co) is working on his end-of-year project.

His idea is to create an extreme sports festival that will gather the best local riders in disciplines as varied as BMX, skateboard, wakeboard, roller-blade and even scooter.

Twenty years later, the FISE has become the city’s most popular event.

Each year in May, it gathers more than 500 000 people on banks of the river Lez. More than 400 riders from 50 countries demonstrate their talents.

In the last three years, the FISE circuit has extended to Andorra, China and Malaysia.

A success story made in Montpellier.

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SPORT IS ALSO A STORY OF FEMININ SUCCESS HERE

In Montpellier, the women’s BLMA basketball team were Champions of France in 2014 after winning against the formidable Bourges team.

The women rugby players of MHR, nicknamed the ‘ladybirds’, have lifted the famous shield five times since 2007 and many of them, such as Gaëlle Mignot, play for the French national rugby team.

The women’s MHSC football players are a young and dynamic team who has twice been crowned Champions of France, providing ample reasons for the boys to do the same… 

UNUSUAL YET SPECTACULAR SPORTS 

In addition to its high level professional clubs, Montpellier is also home to unusual sports.
Did you know that Montpellier have been kayak-polo Champions of France several times? The MACKUK  even provides numerous athletes to the French national team. It has to be said that these brave players train until the early days of winter in the icy cold water of the river Lez. Therefore the genesis of their strength must be due, in part, to this.

Did you know?

Did you know that Montpellier also has a roller-hockey team, a rugby league team, an Australian rules football team and many more?

It would even seem that a Quidditch team, the traditional Harry Potter sport, is in the process of being set up in Montpellier. But keep quiet! This information is reserved for the Moldus !

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