France, Hungary and South Africa shortlisted for 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World…

first_img Related IRONMAN has announced the finalists for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon. Three cities, all of which currently host IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 races, have been named as the finalists in the selection process. These are: Nice (France), Budapest (Hungary) and Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa).The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be a two-day event, like the 2017 edition – with the professional women and age-group women racing on one day and the professional men and age-group men racing on the other.“The IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon series has grown exponentially over the past few years, with the World Championship featuring the best athletes from around the world,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN.“We have been extremely pleased with the global rotation of the event and providing our athletes with an exceptional world-class race in fantastic locations. Nice, Budapest and Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay are all extraordinary hosts to current IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races – providing beautiful and challenging courses and world-class hospitality for our athletes and families. Each city is well suited to host this pinnacle event.”The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship began an annual global rotation in 2014 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. The 2015 race was held in Europe for the first time, in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria.This September, the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship shifts to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time – in Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine Coast, with athletes representing over 70 countries and ranging in age from 18 to 75-plus.In 2017, the championship event moves to Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA where it will be a two-day event for the first time.Beginning in July 2017, athletes from around the world will earn the right to compete in the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship by qualifying at any of the more than 100 IRONMAN 70.3 events globally.Finalists:Nice, France – Nice, located in the Côte d’Azur area on the southeast coast of France, is the capital of the stunning French Riviera and is the fifth-largest city in France. Host to IRONMAN France since 2005, Nice incorporates a swim in the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea and a run course along Nice’s historic Promenade des Anglais waterfront.With one of the largest international airports in France located just minutes away from the city, Nice is easily accessible and welcomes over five million visitors every year. Beyond the beauty of the area, Nice also offers a rich culture built by some of the greatest painters, writers and musicians the world has known. With year-round sunshine, a scenic location, and outstanding cuisine and culture, Nice embodies all the benefits of a historic coastal city.Budapest, Hungary – Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest is the largest city in Hungary and is also one of the biggest cities in the European Union. This tourist destination hosts IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest, joining the circuit in 2014. The Danube River, which is the longest river in the European Union, runs through the center of the city and along the Buda hills and Palace District.Budapest is well known for its restorative thermal baths, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. With a history that dates back to the 1200’s, the city attracts about 4.4 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world. Downtown’s nightlife district brings both culinary excellence and the relaxed atmosphere of underground-style lounges.Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa – The beachside community of Port Elizabeth within the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality is South Africa’s second oldest city and is the coastal and economic hub of the Eastern Cape. Athletes and spectators who travel to Port Elizabeth get the unique opportunity to visit one of the most widely beautiful and historically significant places in the world.Currently hosting the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, the course in Nelson Mandela Bay and the city of Port Elizabeth has athletes utilizing the beautiful surroundings of Hobie, Humewood and Kings Beaches. While fishing, surfing, whale watching, scuba diving, snorkeling and sailing are enjoyed by tourists, Nelson Mandela Bay also prides itself on offering the ability to see lions, rhinos, buffalo, leopards, and elephants in wildlife reserves outside the metropolitan area.IRONMAN expects approximately 190,000 registered athletes to race at over 100 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series during the 2017 season in locations such as Australia, Brazil, Malaysia and China to qualify for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.In addition, each age-group winner at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will automatically qualify for the 2018 read more

Aurora sponsors rowing challenge

first_imgAbrahams is Australia’s long distance rowing world record holder and on December 2, 2013 he will take part in one of the world’s toughest nautical challenges.Adventure 4 a Cure – Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge Solo Row 2013 will see Abrahams attempt to row across 5,000 km (3,000 nautical miles) from San Sebastian De La Gomera in the Canary Islands across to English Harbour, Antigua to raise USD500,000 for disadvantaged children. In the process, Abrahams will have to overcome harsh weather conditions and be completed self-sufficient while at sea. Jason Roberts, director of Aurora Global Logistics, said: “Aurora is thrilled to be a part of Andrew’s quest to raise money for a very worthy cause and feels honoured to be a part of something so humbling and exciting.  Aurora has become a key sponsor, as we felt it was a wonderful opportunity to see Andrew become the fastest Australian to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.”www.auroralogistics.comlast_img read more

BOS Sponsor Profile – Bryan Blake – Secure Trading

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Submit LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Related Articles Secure Trading has been confirmed as a sponsor for the Networking Break on the first day of Betting on Sports (BOS). The company is also sponsoring the ‘New Faces’ panel, featuring representatives from Cyberplay, LeoVegas and Sun Bets.Established in 1997 and headquartered in London, Secure Trading has provided a specialist service to the gaming sector since its inception. A worldwide footprint and network ensures they can deliver tailored solutions to the biggest players in the industry.Before the conference, we caught up with Bryan Blake, Head of iGaming at Secure Trading, and the headline speaker in our Betting on Payments breakout session at BOS.SBC: What do you find most appealing about Betting on Sports?BB: Having known about and attended SBC conferences for several years, it will be the first time Secure Trading has sponsored an event, and we are very much looking forward to it!This conference will no doubt be one of the best in 2016, having such a strong attendee list and being uniquely dedicated to the sports betting side of our industry. As a global payments company specifically focused on iGaming, we are passionate about staying ahead of the curve and ensuring we know everything that is happening in this space, and this conference will assist us in doing so.SBC: What are you looking forward to being debated in the conference area?BB: With such a great mix of senior attendees and speakers, there will be a lot of debate following the Euros and the Olympics; this coupled with the Brexit, will no doubt offer some very interesting opinions from panel members.Payments is arguably the most important part in a business ecosystem. Without operators getting their deposits, and players getting their winnings, the system breaks and the competition moves in.As a specialist global payments company, we want to really understand our operators’ business models and, not only support them in their current situation, but future-proof them as they expand and grow. Many of the topics being discussed over the conference reiterate the importance of the internal set up of a business, and it is always exciting to gain expert opinions on this.SBC: How can the betting industry make itself more appealing to wider sports consumers and stakeholders?BB: The public’s perception of the sports betting industry has definitely changed over the years; people see gaming companies very much involved with the sponsoring of high profile sporting events. A continuation of TV advertising and marketing will be key to continue the trend.SBC: Apart from football, what do you think is the most interesting thing to bet on?BB: This question is a difficult one. My main sport is rugby and I do enjoy betting on the international games as, when you are a player, you think you know what will happen in the next play of the game. This is enjoyable for me as I could always be wrong (which is normally the case).SBC: What does the rest of 2016 have in-store for you?BB: Secure Trading is currently going through a growth phase, and we have been strategically aligning our business as we grow our European acquiring bank. 2016 has been a great year for investment and, with the significant number of operators partnering with us, we are working closely to ensure each one surpasses their KPI’s with us.We have a continued focus on being a global payments company, with tried and tested experience in the global iGaming space. Having our EU acquiring bank has ensured we have firm roots in supporting our EU operators, whilst our US iGaming platform (ST1) is seeing fantastic growth considering how difficult this market is.On a personal note, my main focus is to ensure we are the go to company for gambling operators who want experience, reliability and a proactive attitude.___________________________________For more information about Betting on Sports, contact [email protected] sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected] purchase your tickets, go to read more