Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (France)

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The Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports ("Ministre de la Jeunesse et des Sports", alternatively translated "Minister of Youth and Sports") is, in the Government of France, the cabinet member in charge of national and public sport associations, youth affairs, public sports centers and national stadia (like the Stade de France). The position has changed names a number of times since its creation and has occasionally been eliminated or regrouped with the Minister of National Education. Currently the minister is  : Valérie Fourneyron.

Ministers of Youth Affairs and Sports[edit]

  • Pierre Bourdan (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) - 22 January 1947 - 22 October 1947
  • André Morice (Secretary of State of Youth, Sports and Professional Education) 11 September 1948 - 11 August 1951
  • Pierre Chevalier (Secretary of State of Youth, Sports and Professional Education) 11 August 1951 - 12 August 1951
  • Pierre Chevalier (Secretary of State of Youth, Sports and Professional Education) 12 August 1951 - 20 January 1952
  • Jean Masson (Secretary of State of Youth, Sports and Professional Education) 20 January 1952 - 28 June 1953
  • André Moynet (Secretary of State for the Coordination of Problems with Youth ) 12 November 1954 - 1 February 1956
  • René Billères (Minister of National Education, Youth Affairs and Sports) - 1 February 1956 - 14 May 1958
  • François Missoffe (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) -8 January 1966 - 30 May 1968
  • Roland Nungesser (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) - 30 May 1968 - 10 July 1968
  • Jean-Pierre Soisson (Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and of Leisure Activities) - 5 April 1978 - 22 May 1981
  • André Henry (Minister of Free Time) - 22 May 1981 – 22 March 1983
  • Alain Calmat (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) 23 July 1984 - 20 March 1986
  • Christian Bergelin (Secretary of State for Youth Affairs and Sports) 20 March 1986 - 13 May 1988
  • Lionel Jospin (Minister of National Education, Research and Sports) - 13 May 1988 - 16 May 1991
  • Frédérique Bredin (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) - 16 May 1991 - 29 March 1993
  • Michèle Alliot-Marie (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) - 29 March 1993 - 18 May 1995
  • Guy Drut (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) - 7 November 1995 - 4 June 1997
  • Marie-George Buffet (Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports) - 4 June 1997 - 7 May 2002
  • Jean-François Lamour (Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Associative Life) - 7 May 2002 - 18 May 2007
  • Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin (Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Health) - 18 May 2007 - 14 November 2010
  • Chantal Jouanno (Minister of Sports) - 14 November 2010 - 26 September 2011
  • David Douillet (Minister of Sports) - 26 September 2011 - 16 May 2012
  • Valérie Fourneyron (Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and Associative Life) - 16 May 2012 - current

See also[edit]

  • Front Populaire - 1936 French government responsible for the reduction of work hours (the 40 hour work week) and the creation of mandatory vacation time (two weeks), thus being the first major increase in leisure time for the working class in France.