Les Jeux de Montréal were established in 1978, in the wake of the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics. The Games are a large, official, and festive multi-sports event organized for 6 to 12 year olds.
Over half a million young athletes from Montreal had their first taste of sporting competition at the Montreal Games since the first edition in 1978. Some have even gone on to become Olympians!
26 Olympic medals have been won by participants in the Montreal Games
Judo: Nicolas Gill, Antoine Valois-Fortier
Synchronized swimming: Sylvie Fréchette
Figure skating: Joannie Rochette
Speed skating: Nathalie Lambert, Isabelle Charest, Valérie Maltais
Diving: Annie Pelletier, Alexandre Despatie, Émilie Heymans, Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion
Sprinting: Bruny Surin