They participated in the teen version of the Cognac Games, whose return – after a first edition full of promise in 2019 – is eagerly awaited, this Friday …
They participated in the teen version of the Cognac Games, whose return – after a first edition full of promising in 2019 – is eagerly awaited, Friday the 6th of May and Saturday the 7th of May in the heart of Cognac. A mix of Olympic Games, intercity games and inter-district games, this meeting, designed by the City of Art and History service of the City, is above all intended “festive and unifying”, slips Vincent Bretagnolles, the service manager with a stopwatch in his hand, “where inheritance does not suffer”.
We want to make it a festive and unifying event where the legacy does not suffer.
And it is this spirit that blew this Wednesday in the public garden, where the teenagers, consisting of nine teams of five, competed through five rallies. “With the hardest to start with”, smiles Vincent Bretagnolles, a biathlon around the kiosk with a fairly physical obstacle course and blowpipe shooting. Then go to the theater in nature, to the queen event and eagerly waited for teenagers, ventriglisse, who saw some competitors reach the limit of 12 meters.
The “Moussaka Band” crowned
Then they continued with a scooter test at the Orangery, before making a short quiz about inheritance and then a musical blind test, which was not easy at all. Even though some teams were visibly well prepared, such as. “Né gosses” led by Auriane, Flavie, Cloé, Maxime and Eva. “We practiced making the quiz, reviewing the city’s history on the Cognac Wikipedia page and the city’s website”, smiling, highly motivated, Auriane, 12 years. Very sporty, this trader really liked the more physical events. “We have fun and it’s nice to be a team. Afterwards, we also encourage the others … to earn a fair play point »she says under her mother’s gaze.
If the latter followed her teenager, it’s because she also wants to attend the games on Friday and Saturday with friends. “We had not managed to organize in 2019, so this time we did well. We need two teams! » And probably no less motivated than her daughter.
At the end of the day, the “Moussaka Gang” team won. Accompanying him on the podium, “We only have one weak point, we are too strong” and “The beefy Saint-Jacques”.
Two days of fun in the city center
After Wednesday’s appetizer, it’s time for the games, the real ones, on Friday 6 May and Saturday 7 May, where sixteen teams will compete in eight events. The festivities begin Friday at. 18.30 with the opening of the Games on Place François-Iuhfollowed by team parade rue d’Angoulême, in the presence of the Mayor.
The first round then starts at 19.00 with a race in old Cognac. So at 20:00 competitors compete in a test of ” bungee races », A« bungee race »on an inflatable structure that will require strength, endurance and endurance.
The games continue the next day, from kl. 9, with a test of blow gun shooting at the Château de Cognac. so at 11 o’clock it is one obstacle course in the public garden (by the kiosk), which awaits the participants. After lunch, seat at 5and test, that of gastric upsetstill in the public garden (natural theater), followed at. 16 of a kano race at Charente (place du Solençon), to end at 19 with two events at the slaughterhouses: a arv quiz and one musical blind test.
The end of the Cognac Games is scheduled for 20:30 at the slaughterhouses, with the award ceremony.