27 January 2020

International Youth Games: Claudel in the race!

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Created in 2011 and the result of a partnership between the AEFE and the National Union of School Sports (UNSS), the International Youth Games will take place this year in the city of Chicago.

It is a unique event that allows the youth of the world to meet, exchange, share and discover different places with each new edition around sporting and cultural challenges:

For the sporting challenge

  • Urban Orienteering
  • Escalad
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Footgolf
  • Sandball
  • Kayak
  • Paddle
  • Aviron
  • Flag football


For the cultural challenge

  • An urban rally in the heart of Chicago
  • An artistic segment prepared beforehand in every school
  • An opening and closing ceremony
  • An international closure ceremony


These games are the embodiment of the AEFE commitment around sport and shared values: to surpass oneself for the other, for the team, by giving one’s best.

International Youth Games in numbers :

  • 61 mix teams
  • 400 participants
  • 43 countries from 5 continents
  • 1 host city : Chicago
  • 5 days of competitions


Out of the 115 applications submitted, Lycée Claudel was selected. A mixed team of 3 girls and 3 boys will represent the school and will be in Chicago.

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