14 juin 2018

Bressuire highlights, les grandes dates des Highland games

UPDATE:  L'histoire des Highland Games à Bressuire, a Highland Games story   Juin/June 1996: Démonstration de Highland Games au château pour les 5 ans du jumelage Bressuire / Fraserburgh. First show in Bressuire, France for the 5th anniversary of the twinning with Fraserburg, Scotland. A very successful experience for Jean-Louis COPPET, the French president, and his team Le coup d’essai va devenir un coup de maître. A first step before the Highland Games in Bressuire   Juillet / July 2001 1.000... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2017

1996-2017 in Bressuire: a Highland Games story

The IHGF European Championships will take place in Bressuire on June 10 and 11. And the Highland Games have already had a long story at the famous château where they will celebrate their 21th anniversary. But the times they're a-changing with two new co-presidents: Alain ROUSSELOT et Jean-Claude BORDONNAT are now in charge of the Games in Bressuire after Jean-Louis COPPET stepped out last year. But the Games will go on and the blog will keep you informed about the venue and the line-up as soon as we get more information. And, of... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2015

From Track and Field to Highland Games

UPDATE Many of the Heavies you saw in Bressuire for the 2015 IHGF Worlds just started their career in "olympic" events and come from track and field. Scott RIDER , for example, was a shotput champion, Matt DOHERTY was a hammer-thrower and Robert FAZEKAS a top-ranked discus-thrower. And this is just the same for many others...Never mind! It's just history the other way round! 1- From the Highland Games to the Olympic Games It just proves Pierre de Coubertin, the creator of the modern Olympics in 1896, was kind of visionary when... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2015

1991-2015: From a twinning to an IHGF World Championship

UPDATE. Once upon a time, well, in 1991 to be precise, the towns of Bressuire and Fraserburgh decided to get hitched. So they tied the knot and vowed to stick together for better for worse, for richer for poorer, et cetera, et cetera. The partnership flourished and proved to be particularly fertile: indeed, in 2003 it gave birth to a bonny wee bairn: the Association of the Highland Games of France. Proud godparents Jean-Louis COPPET, the first chairman of the Bressuire Fraserburgh Twinning Committee, and Francis BREBNER from... [Lire la suite]