May 14, 2012

La Française des Jeux launches a new instant game to support the French Olympic Team for the London 2012 Olympic Games

On May 10, La Française des Jeux (FDJ) launched a new special event instant game tied to the London 2012 Olympics : ’Avec l’Equipe de France Olympique à Londres en 2012’ (With the French Olympic Team in London in 2012).

The ticket costs €5 and features 4 games involving 4 emblematic Olympic disciplines in which the French have high medal potential: 100 and 200 meter sprint (athletics), handball, judo and swimming. Players can win up to €25,000 on each game and cumulate winnings of up to €100,000.

This new game is part of a partnership between FDJ and the French National Olympic and Sporting Committee (CNOSF) built more than 10 years ago. This cooperation has enabled FDJ to launch its 4th instant game based on Olympic Games after the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000, Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008.

FDJ will host a booth at the ‘Club France’ in London and will support the athletes of the FDJ Foundation’s ‘Challenge’ program including nearly forty athletes that could play at the Olympic Games. On that occasion, FDJ Foundation will allocate an additional grant of 5,000 to the Challengers medalists. At the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, French challengers won 23 medals.

For 30 years, La Française des Jeux has been strongly committed to sport. The company contributes every year to financing the sport for all in France, with nearly 2% of stakes allocated to the National Sport Development Center (CNDS), i.e. €212 million in 2011; €4 billion in thirty years. Since 1993, FDJ has set up a corporate Foundation dedicated to sport patronage and has launched a Challenge’ program aimed to encourage each month young athletes showing high potential in the early stages of their careers by allocating them a grant of €15,000.

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