Metropolis of Lyon. These US sports that have found their audience
If the French attraction for Uncle Sam is confirmed every day on TV, it is also true in sport. Not to mention basketball, which needs no introduction, US football, baseball and even bowling have found their place in Lyon.
American football has more than 23,000 licensees in France, where NFL matches are even broadcast unencrypted late at night. “When I was a kid, it was much more complicated to get there,” recalls Pierre Roger.
The one who chairs Gones de Lyon, one of the two clubs in the territory, with the Falcons of Villeurbanne, perceives a « return to the American dream ».
US Football: open to all sizes
A dream open to all sizes. Like Charles Perrin, 119 kg for 1m89, who goes through shocks…