The Geneva Games

Countries: France, Switzerland
Border(s): France-Switzerland,
Greater Geneva,
- Sport

Lead partner: Association Genevoise des sports

The Geneva Games were started in 1940 to enable Swiss sportsmen and -women to take part in international level competitions in spite of the war.
The event was relaunched in 2012 by the Geneva Sports Association, with the support of the canton of Geneva, Geneva City Council, and the Association of Geneva Municipalities. In 2014 – on 17-18 May – they were opened up for the first time to the whole of the Greater Geneva cross-border region. They brought together 4,000 young sportsmen and -women from Greater Geneva, with a programme of 32 disciplines across 10 sites.
They take place every two years to become a regular fixture in the cross-border region’s calendar.


  • District of Nyon
  • Rhône-Alpes Region
  • Departmental Councils of Ain and Haute-Savoie
  • ARC Syndicat Mixte (the Regional Cooperation Assembly Joint Association) and Greater Geneva.

Project goals

With the mission of bringing together the young people of the cross-border territory through sport in a friendly and positive atmosphere, they are promoting the sporting values of tolerance, fair play and exchange, while also demonstrating a concrete Europe “lived day by day”.