Is Petanque More Important than Life or Death? Yes!

Thanks to our extensive intelligence network, we can relay some amazing news from Le Mondial de Pétanque or La Marseillaise – by far the world’s biggest (annual) pétanque competition, with this year 4,112 teams and 12,336 players from 18 countries – currently taking place in … Marseille.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs/news_from_elsewhere

You can also read the story in French, with photos and an interview at:

http://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/nord-pas-de-calais/2014/07/07/mondial-petanque-de-marseille-des-nordistes-recoivent-des-menaces-de-mort-pour-ne-pas-gagner-513567.html

Watch a semi-final taking place NOW at:

http://www.lamarseillaise.fr/sports/mondial-petanque/le-mondial-en-direct/30039-demi

The final will be at 9pm local time TODAY.

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