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Friday 19th July 2019 - Latest on the Return of JSF... Thanks to Neil for the latest news about the return of Jeux Sans Frontières. It seems that the Italians will be producing the series, with six heats and a final being staged at Cinecitta World Amusement Park in Rome. They will be calling the series EuroGames, though other competing countries - Germany, Poland, Austria, Spain and Switzerland - may possibly use the JSF name. Hosts will be Ilary Blasi and Alvin. The first programme is due to air on either the 12th or 19th September with the final being screened in November.

Monday 8th July 2019: A couple of lovely promotional items have been sent in by Neil Storer - namely a commemorative plate for the Liège 1976 JSF heat (Collectables 1976) and a tie produced for the Windsor 1977 JSF heat (Collectables 1977).

Thursday 27th June 2019 - The Return of JSF! Maybe the biggest announcement ever at this site. Twenty years after the final edition of the 'second series' of Jeux Sans Frontières in 1999, it appears that plans are afoot in France to revive the show for a third series! After six months of planning, Nagui will be producing a revived JSF for the France 2 channel, with teams from France and five other countries (one of whom is believed to be Italy, where it will air on Canale 5) competing. The show is likely to be recorded in Romania. The news was announced on 18th June at the Théâtre Marigny by Takis Candilis, Deputy General Manager for France Télévisions, at the group's press conference. Thanks to Kostas at JSFnetGREECE for letting us know about this exciting development. More news when we have it! :)

Wednesday 26th June 2019: It's not often that we are able to add a whole new year's competition to a series, but thanks to Neil Storer's diligent research we are able to do so today! A previously unknown (to us at least) series of Zeskamp from 1971-72 has come to light. Details are sketchy but it's great to find out about it. Also updated as a result, the Netherlands Team Database and Venue Database. A note has also been added to JSF 1972 Heat 4. Well done, Neil!

Sunday 16th June 2019: Official theme and game titles plus Welsh team members added for the two Wales heats of JSF 1993.

Friday 7th June 2019: Dave Moore has come back to us with a photo from the Shrewsbury team's 50th anniversary get together. The photo, by Deanna Selby, can be seen on the IAK 1969 page.

Wednesday 29th May 2019: Thanks to Shrewsbury team member Dave Moore for dropping us a line to let us know that the team got together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their It's A Knockout appearance (IAK 1969) on Saturday 25th May. Great to hear!

Tuesday 7th May 2019: Many thanks to Val Matthews, who has kindly donated a souvenir programme relating to the 1980 JSF heat at Antibes. As a result, I've been able to update the Games titles and Team Members for that event (Heat 1 JSF 1980).

Tuesday 16th April 2019: My thanks to the JSFnetGREECE site for passing along some sad news today.

Kostas Sgontzos, the Greek presenter of Jeux Sans Frontières for the 1996 to 1999 series, passed away following a stroke at the age of 62 on 14th April 2019. Kostas was well known in Greece, having enjoyed a long career in television and radio as a music presenter, radio producer and journalist. He became known to the public by presenting the ERT music show Mousiko Kalidoskopio (Music Kaleidoscope) and from JSF, which he co-hosted with Dafne Bokota (1996-1997) and later worked on as sole Greek presenter (1998-1999). He participated in the production of the legendary festival Rock in Athens 85. JSFnetGB are sad to hear the news of his death and send our condolences to his family, friends and fans. Rest in peace Kostas.

Wednesday 13th March 2019: A nice JSF collectible today - a souvenir pin badge from the 1979 British heat at St Albans.

Friday 22nd February 2019: Two team photos added today - Blanzac-Porcheresse to Teams 1977 and Sunderland to Teams 1981. Thanks to Neil for sending these along.

Tuesday 19th February 2019: Another great item added to Collectibles 1978, again with thanks to Neil, a sheet of commemorative stamp tags issued to coincide with the staging of the JSF heat from Verbania, Italy. Neil has also tracked down some team member names for the Blanzac-Porcheresse team that competed at Carouge in JSF 1977.

Monday 18th February 2019: A modest update today - thanks to Neil I've been able to add a commemorative sticker from the Swiss JSF heat in Arosa - see Collectibles 1978.

Wednesday 13th February 2019: A rare dalliance into the 1990s today - to present corrected staging dates for all JSF 1992 programmes along with official theme and games titles for the two Welsh heats. Team member names have also been added for the Abertawe (Swansea) team for these events.

Saturday 19th January 2019: The focus today is on Collectibles... Many thanks to Andy Garner who has photographed and sent me a JSF baseball-style cap from the 1974 Northampton JSF heat. Scroll down the Collectibles 1974 page to see Andy's photograph of it. Further collectibles examples have been provided by Neil Storer - a beer mat from JSF Bristol 1973, an entry ticket for Spiel Ohne Grenzen 1974 from Rheinhausen, an IAK snack packet from 1976, what we think is probably a sticker from Frameries 1977 and a pin badge from the revived It's A Knockout 1999.

Tuesday 15th January 2019: A nice addition today - I've found some great film footage of the IAK Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth teams training for IAK 1970 Heat 5. It can be seen online at the East Anglian Film Archive site and is linked to from the IAK 1970 page.

Also today, I've added two PDFs to IAK 1976 Heat 6 (Redcar) - help yourselves to a free downloadable Souvenir Programme and Teams Sheet from this event! The information contained means I've been able to update the entry for this edition.

Sunday 13th January 2019: Thanks today to Hazel Ford for sending in a recent Radio Times feature mentioning IAK which I have added to the Magazines section (since the Radio Times section covers only the years that the show was on air in the UK).

Saturday 12th January 2019:  Happy New Year to all visitors and contributors to JSFnetGB!  We at JSFnetGB hope that readers had a good Christmas and New Year celebration! We hope that 2019 is good to all our visitors - and this site!

We start off for this first update of 2019 by adding the names of the full squads for the Dartmouth, Exmouth and Plymouth teams - IAK 1981 and for Dartmouth JSF 1981 - with thanks to Neil Storer for finding this information.


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