Archive for the 'Sports Events' Category

Nadal defeats Federer to win Monte Carlo

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Rafael Nadal won his first title of the season, defeating top-ranked Roger Federer yet again on clay to claim his fourth consecutive Monte Carlo Masters. (more…)

Mosley to attend Monaco Grand Prix

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Max Mosley will attend the Monaco Grand Prix next month, days before he faces a vote of confidence on his future. (more…)

Masters Series Monte-Carlo presented by ROLEX from 19th to 27th April 2008

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Following the announcement of the first wild card awarded to the Brazilian Gustavo Kuertan in March, Zeljko Franulovic on Wednesday 16th April, the Director of the Tournament and former champion in Monte Carlo, unveiled the names of the three other players who will be invited to the Masters Series Monte Carlo presented by Rolex, which will take place from 19th to 27th April 2008. (more…)

Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Beijing’s Olympic venues

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Prince Albert II of Monaco, also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), visited the Beijing Olympic venue construction sites on Thursday. (more…)

Kenyans dominate Monaco Marathon

Friday, April 4th, 2008

A trio of Kenyans led by Geoffrey Mutai dominated the 11th Monaco and the Riviera Marathon yesterday. A superb performance by Mutai saw him complete the 42.195 km course in 2 hours 12 minutes and 40 seconds. The fastest time set for a marathon is 2 hours 4 minutes and 26 seconds by Haile Gebrselassie in Berlin last year. (more…)

Top Marques Monaco revs up

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Alternatively fuelled cars take centre stage at the luxury and supercar show, Top Marques Monaco, which is on at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco from 24 to 27 April 2008. Lawrie Lewis, Chairman of Top Marques Monaco, was joined by Sir Phillip Green’s Jaguar, a Venturi electric car, a Lambourghini and a Rolls Royce for the press conference held yesterday to present the novelties being introduced this year. (more…)

Masters Series Monte-Carlo by Rolex

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The Masters Series Monte-Carlo presented by Rolex will start on April 19th and will end on April the 27th. It will take place at the prestigious Monte-Carlo Country Club which celebrates this year its 80th  anniversary. The SMETT - the Monegasque company for the Administration of the Tennis Tournament - will organise (more…)

The Marathon of Monaco

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Since its creation in 1997, the Marathon of Monaco gathers hundreds of runners in the Principality. There are 48 nationalities represented, this is a global success. The past years, it was organised in November but the Monegasque Athletic Federation chose to fix from now on its date, on March. (more…)

Preparations of “The Grand Prix”

Friday, March 14th, 2008

It is already time to think to the famous and so expected annual Grand Prix of Monaco. These days the Department of Urban Planning starts the first preparations on the boulevard Larvotto, boulevard Albert 1er and the south harbour. As a consequence, these preparations would somehow disturb the traffic and will caused the closing of some areas. So, we will have to pay all attention to the indicated diversions and maybe to choose to use the bus to avoid traffic jams.


Prince Albert II of Monaco visits Beijing’s Olympic venues

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Prince Albert II of Monaco, also a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), visited the Beijing Olympic venue construction sites yesterday. The Prince said he was deeply impressed by the national stadium known as the “bird’s nest”, which is due to be completed next March. More...He also visited the “water cube”, or the National Aquatic Center, another landmark among the Olympic venues to be completed this October. “China has already contributed a lot to the Olympic movement. I hope this will be not only a very successful games but the one that embodies the spirit,” he said. He said that he would return to Beijing with high expectations for the opening ceremony on August 8 next year. Also the vice president of the IOC Athletes Commission, he praised the planned accommodation for the Olympic athletes after visiting a sample apartment in the Olympic village. Prince Albert II arrived in Beijing on Tuesday afternoon for a four-day state visit. This is his first visit to China after taking office on July 12, 2005.