The petanque, the game with feet-planted, is a game of balls derived from the game of Provence. there are many national federations affiliated to the international federation. At the end of 2007, there were 558,898 licensees in 78 countries, from Morocco to Vietnam. To these figures, it is appropriate to add the occasional practitioners, on vacation, in particular, that is to say, several million amateurs. It is a predominantly male sport (only 14% of the dismissed are women in France). Nevertheless, it is one of the few sports where mixed competitions are organized.