France has become a major player at the international level in various sporting disciplines, right from football to motor sports. Some of the world's most prestigious sporting events are held in this European nation, which is otherwise famous for wine, food, cinema, and the Eiffel Tower.
The Ligue 1 is the domestic football league of France. Other tournaments of repute include Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue, and the Trophée des champions, which is played between the winners of Ligue 1 and Coupe de France. Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain, AJ Auxerre, Bordeaux, and Olympique Lyonnais are some of the prominent names in the domestic circuit. While several teams have made it to the UEFA Champions League, only Olympique de Marseille has won the same; a feat they pulled off in 1992 - 1993. Of late, football has become the most watched sport in the country.
An annual ice racing championship, the Andros Trophy is held in France at the end of the year. So is the world's oldest sports car race in endurance racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.