Due to time zone variations and Daylight Saving Time considerations, the local transmission timings presented at JSFnetGB for Jeux Sans Frontičres can look confusing and plain wrong. As it happens, they are correct and this quick guide by Neil Storer explains which countries adopted DST and when.

Daylight Savings Time

1965

None of participating countries observed DST

1966

ONLY Italy observed DST (22/5/1966 - 25/9/1966)

1967

Italy observed DST (28/5/1967 - 24/9/1967)
Great Britain observed DST (19/3/1967 - 29/10/1967)

1968

Italy observed DST (26/5/1968 - 22/9/1968)
Great Britain observed DST (18/2/1968 - 27/10/1968)

1969

ONLY Italy observed DST (1/6/1969 - 28/9/1969)

1970

ONLY Italy observed DST (31/5/1970 - 27/9/1970)

1971

ONLY Italy observed DST (23/5/1971 - 26/9/1971)

1972

Italy observed DST (28/5/1972 - 1/10/1972)
Great Britain observed DST (19/3/1972 - 29/10/1972)

1973

Italy observed DST (3/6/1973 - 30/9/1973)
Great Britain observed DST (18/3/1973 - 28/10/1973)

1974

Italy observed DST (26/5/1974 - 29/9/1974)
Great Britain observed DST (17/3/1974 - 27/10/1974)

1975

Italy observed DST (1/6/1975 - 28/9/1975)
Great Britain observed DST (16/3/1975 - 26/10/1975)

From 1976 things started to become standardised

1976

France observed DST (28/3/1976 - 26/9/1976)
Italy observed DST (30/5/1976 - 26/9/1976)
Great Britain observed DST (21/3/1976 - 24/10/1976)

1977

Belgium observed DST (3/4/1977 - 25/9/1977)
France observed DST (3/4/1977 - 25/9/1977)
Italy observed DST (22/5/1977 - 25/9/1977)
Netherlands observed DST (3/4/1977 - 25/9/1977)
Great Britain observed DST (20/3/1977 - 23/10/1977)

1978

Belgium, France, Italy and Great Britain observed DST
(only Germany, Switzerland and Yugoslavia DIDN’T)

1979

Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal and Great Britain observed DST
(only Germany, Switzerland and Yugoslavia DIDN’T)

1980

Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal and Great Britain observed DST
(ONLY Switzerland and Yugoslavia DIDN’T)

1981

All participating countries observed DST
(EXCEPT Yugoslavia)

1982

All participating countries observed DST
(EXCEPT Yugoslavia)


Additional Note: Timings for Great Britain and Portugal may look erroneous despite their observing DST - this is because they are in a different timezone to the rest of Europe and are always one hour behind.