Located in the heart of Paris, Mines Paris – PSL offers its students a wide range of sporting activities thanks to the PSL establishment network.

A wide diversity of disciplines

  • Football, rugby, basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton, tennis, squash, athletics, golf, bodybuilding, rowing and swimming are among others offered
  • Supervision is provided by around twenty PE teachers and by the Sports Office (BDS)
  • Sports facilities are mainly located at the Charléty Stadium and the Jean Sarrailh University Sports Center
  • Students participate in FFSU competitions as well as numerous tournaments such as the Cartel des Mines, the Challenge Centrale Lyon or the Coupe de l’X
  • Various specialized sports clubs complete the sports offering (sailing, skiing, etc.), and the Sports Office organizes other one-off events (outdoor weekends, mountain bike expeditions in the Alps, etc.)

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Sport: compulsory course for the entire cycle

Students must practice a sport that they choose from a list of sports activities:

  • collective (football, handball, basketball, volleyball, rugby)
  • racket (badminton, tennis, squash, table tennis)
  • athletic performance (athletics, swimming, rowing, cardio-fitness, bodybuilding)
  • outdoor (climbing) or combat (boxing, French boxing)

BDS: an association for doing sport, but not only…

The Bureau des Sports, or BDS, is the association that manages everything to do with sport at Mines Paris – PSL.

Each division and department of the Bureau des Sports contributes actively to the sporting life of Mines Paris PSL, offering a variety of opportunities and supporting the sporting passion of all students.

  • Board: Under the presidency of Benjamin Parent, the board is structured around several key roles: a Vice-President in charge of Tournaments, a Treasurer, a General Secretary, a Corporate Manager, a Communication & PSL Manager.
  • Outdoor division: This division is divided into three teams: “Water”, “Mountain” and “Proximity”. Their mission is to organize various escapades, such as hiking in the Alps, surfing weekends in the South-West, as well as climbing outings and hikes in the Paris region.
  • Ticketing Department: This team finds tickets for major sporting events in and around Paris, including marathons, half-marathons, races and various sports matches.
    Pétanque Division: This team organizes pétanque tournaments.
  • Supporter team: This team’s mission is to create a vibrant atmosphere and support the school’s students and top athletes. It also manages the creation and sale of supporter textiles, organizes the movement of supporters during sports tournaments and looks after entertainment equipment (smoke bombs, drums, megaphones, etc.).
  • Communications: Responsible for coordinating the BdS’s communications, this team distributes photos and retransmits athletes’ results in the school’s “Vendôme” newspaper.
  • TV Room Manager: The TV Room Manager is responsible for broadcasting sporting events, making them accessible to all students thanks to his or her multiple subscriptions.
  • Weights Room Manager: The Weights Room Manager manages the membership and organization of the weights room, ensuring its smooth running and accessibility.

Sports competitions: representing Mines Paris, meeting other schools

The Cartel des Mines

Meeting of all the mining schools of Europe and the Maghreb (Paris, Nancy, Saint-Etienne, Albi, Douai, Nantes, Alès, Vigo, Aviedo, Bochum, EMINES…) and bringing together more than 1,500 every year participants, the Cartel is the most anticipated sports tournament of the year! All these Minors meet in a fraternal atmosphere for four days and compete in around fifteen sports.


The X Cup

A major competition organised by the École Polytechnique, the Coupe de l’X welcomes nearly 2,000 engineering students from nineteen grandes écoles to compete in eighteen different sports.


Centrale Lyon Challenge

A major sports competition held on the Centrale Lyon campus in April, the Challenge brings together forty grandes écoles and nearly 3,000 participants over a weekend to defend the colours of their schools in around forty sports.


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