Sport

OREN NATAF GETS A FRIGHT

Oren Nataf is truly passionate about sailing. Having won the Bailli de Suffren four times and come 2nd in the last Transat Classique on his 1963 Stephens design Stiren, which led him to be nominated at the 2019 YCM Awards, this Yacht Club de Monaco member has now set himself another challenge: to compete in the 2022 Route du Rhum. His determination is evident. During a recent training session 60 nautical miles off Ouessant, sailing double-handed with the highly experienced Sidney Gavignet, the starboard beam on his Multi50 Gamin broke, dismasting the 50-foot trimaran. “I’d just changed watch with Sidney at 00.30am, it was blowing 22-knots from the north-west, we had two reefs in the mainsail and had set the staysail, the centreboards were...

As NBA restarts, teams take a knee before games

NBA teams bowed their heads and knelt during the playing of the U.S. national anthem while wearing Black Lives Matter T-shirts on Thursday as the league returned for the first time since the coronavirus halted play in March with two thrilling games. Coaches and game officials joined players from the Utah Jazz, New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers in taking a knee to protest against racial injustice and police brutality in the first games in 140 days. Black Lives Matter was also written on the courts at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, where the NBA plans to finish its season with 22 teams inside a bio-secure bubble. "The game of basketball has always been bigger ...

AS Monaco Basket is getting stronger with Wesley Saunders

AS Monaco Basket receives a label (Bronze) on its first application. The Label Club is a volunteer device designed to analyse and value the structuring and professionalization of professional clubs ????...

Stade Louis II. renovation work

′′ We are doing renovation work, but also restructuring work that tackles much bigger construction sites ′′ Tonight in the news, Sylvie Bertrand, Director of the Stade Louis II-Officiel, detailed the extensive renovation and modernization project currently underway. Find his interview on our YouTube channel. Gouvernement Monaco...

Olympic chief Thomas Bach to stand for second term

Thomas Bach said Friday he will stand in 2021 for a second term as president of the International Olympic Committee. The 66-year-old German was elected for an eight-year term as Olympic chief in September 2013, taking over from Belgian Jacques Rogge. Bach will be eligible for a second and final four-year term. Speaking at the 136th IOC Session, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, Bach said: "If you, the IOC members, want, I am ready to run for a second term as IOC president and to continue to serve you and this Olympic movement we all love so much for another four years." The IOC presidential elections are slated to take place in Athens in June 2021. Bach, who won gold for West Germany in the foil fencing team ...

5e E-Rallye Monte-Carlo (21-25 octobre 2020)

About E-Rally Monte-Carlo E-Rally Monte-Carlo is an authentic regularity road race reserved to 100% Electric Vehicles (excluding any use of range extenders) and 100% Hydrogen-powered cars. It is now very appreciated by car manufacturers and race teams who are eager to show, in a real and tough environment, the technological and innovative potential of their vehicles. Its new name comes back to 2016, following previous editions called “Rally Monte-Carlo for Electric Vehicles” (1995 to 1999), then “Rally Monte-Carlo Fuel Cell & Hybrids” (2005, 2006), Rally Monte-Carlo for Alternative Energy Vehicles (2007 to 2011) and Rally Monte-Carlo for New Energies / Rally Monte-Carlo ZENN (2012 to 2015). This 5th edition of E-Rally Monte-Carlo will b...

Monaco Run 2020 - A world champion at the start

The Monaco Run ended in 2019 with 2 World records on the 5km Herculis, established by Sifan HASSAN and Julien WANDERS. In 2020, it is the 10 000m World champion, Joshua CHEPTEGEI, who confirms his coming to Monaco on the 5km Herculis race. The Ugandan plans to leave his mark in the history of this 5km. The French, Jimmy GRESSIER second European performer of all time over 10km (27'43) and Liv WESTPHAL recordwoman of France in the 10km, will also align themselves on the 5km with great ambitions. The start of this accessible race will be given on Sunday February 16 at 10:15 am. The presence of these big names in running completes a rich program on the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 February in the port of Hercule (in Monaco). In c...

INSIDE: AS Monaco 3-0 Amiens

Monaco has largely won against Amiens (3-0) after making the difference in the second half. Wissam Ben Yedder showed the way. Maripán and Baldé confirmed the second red and white success of the week. All the scenes of the meeting with our camera in the Louis-II tunnel and in the field....

National Day 2019: Presentation of Medals of Physical Education and Sports

A few days before the National Day 2019, the traditional "Presentation of Medals of Physical Education and Sports" was held at the Ministry of State, in the presence of LL.AA.SS. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene, as well as many Monegasque personalities. In his speech, the Sovereign Prince paid tribute to Monegasque athletes who honor the Principality....

Focus: Femina Sports, Women's Gymnastics

Immersion behind the scenes of the women's section of the Monegasque club "Femina Sports" created in 1924. Kimberly Arnulf, General Manager of "Femina Sports", tells us more about Acrobatic Gymnastics and Artistic Gymnastics....

Another win for Monaco’s basketball team

AS Monaco Basketball has come out on top during a close game in Greece against Promitheas Patras. It marks the second victory from two games in the Euro Cup and confirms the strength of the Monegasque team, which is billed to go far this year. On Wednesday 9th October, the Roca Boys impressed with standout performances by Dylan Ennis (19 pts, 4 rebounds), Eric Buckner (16 pts, 4 rebounds) and Anthony Clemmons (13 pts, 4 rebounds), who managed a 42-32 score at the break. Promitheas Patras refused to go down without a fight, however, and managed to close the gap at the beginning of the 4th quarter. But the Roca team was solid and just seconds before the buzzer, Anthony Clemmons made his last two shots, sealing the victory. “Our defense wa...

Boris Herrmann to headline Peace and Sport Forum

The 2019 Peace and Sport International Forum will welcome Boris Herrmann, sailor and skipper of Team Malizia, as its first headline speaker. Boris Herrmann recently sailed teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg to the United Nations World Climate Summit in New York in his zero-carbon racing yacht Malizia II with Pierre Casiraghi. In December, the German yachtsman will give a masterclass on ‘Safeguarding our planet through sport’ and will provide concrete inputs and recommendations for taking action through sport to safeguard populations and our planet. Herrmann has completed three laps around the world, one non-stop, and will soon be attempting this challenge single handed for the 2020 Vendée Globe – the first German to compete in the ra...