SPORTEL Awards press release

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2020 Official Poster

SPORTEL Awards 2020 official posterThe 31st SPORTEL Awards will be held from 25 to 28 October 2020 and will once again feature a host of meetings, screenings, exclusive conferences and signing sessions.

An opportunity for sports fans to meet the idols who have enthralled them, and to chat to these champions.

The high point of the four-day event, the prestigious SPORTEL Awards ceremony on Tuesday 27 October, will reward the best sporting images and footage of the year.

The SPORTEL Awards 2020 is set to be an event filled with emotion and shared experiences.

As we await details of the full event programme, we are delighted to exclusively unveil the official poster for the 31st SPORTEL Awards.

The choice of colours was an important consideration in putting together this visual: the background is black, a colour synonymous with style and elegance, and from it emerges the image of a moving swimmer. The posture of this athlete giving their all, in a close-up shot, creates a powerful and dynamic visual, illustrating the beauty and excellence of sport.

White and gold are the other dominant colours used in the poster, symbolising luxury and a high-quality event that is vitally important in the Principality of Monaco.

The word “AWARDS”, which appears vertically in large letters, in a composition that is both contemporary and original, takes the shape of a trophy, referring to the essence of this event: the SPORTEL Awards ceremony.

Check social media for all the exclusive updates on the SPORTEL Awards @SportelAwards.

“Grand Prix de Monaco, la légende”

Exclusive screening & Panel discussion

This is the story of a bluff, on how the smallest country in the world managed to become the world’s capital of motor sport, while having no space for a real circuit.

The documentary recounts the great moments of racing, legendary battles, spectacular accidents, money wars and glamour… Narrated by Prince Albert II of Monaco, it tells the story of the «City Race» that all drivers dream of winning.

Through the exclusive testimonies of the greatest drivers and leaders of Formula 1, rare archives and scenes of reconstruction, « Grand Prix de Monaco, la légende » offers an exceptional deep dive into the heart of the most legendary car racing.

At the end of the screening, you will be able to participate in an exclusive exchange and ask your questions to French world champion Alain Prost along with Michel Ferry (Vice-president of Monaco Automobile Club), Christian Tornatore (General Commissioner of Monaco Automobile Club) and the documentary Producer Yann-Antony Noghès (Check Productions).

SPORTEL Lifetime Achievement Award 2019: Alain Prost!

For this anniversary edition, SPORTEL Awards will honor the sportsman considered as one of the greatest pilots in history: Alain Prost.

In view of his exceptional record, he will be honored with the SPORTEL Lifetime Achievement Award.

Previously awarded to Didier Deschamps, this purpose of this prize is to honor an international athlete for his sporting achievements.

After working with the biggest teams, Renault, McLaren, Ferrari, and still currently very involved in Formula One, Alain Prost is now non-executive director of the Renault F1 Team.

A true sports legend, he has four Formula One World Championship titles and 51 victories in his prizes list. His track duels remains among the most exciting ones in motorsport history.

It is therefore with the greatest legitimacy that he will be honoured on the stage of the SPORTEL Awards on Tuesday, October 22nd.

All Around : Olympic Channel’s first original gymnastics documentary series presented at SPORTEL Awards !

Three gymnasts. Three countries.⁠ Three journeys. One Olympic dream.

Through the Olympic Channel original series, All Around, follow the USA’s Morgan Hurd, Russia’s Angelina Melnikova and China’s Chen Yile on the road to Tokyo 2020 as they balance life as teenagers, training regimens and competitions throughout the year. New episodes released monthly provides viewers with unprecedented access to these elite athletes, their intensive preparation and many hours of work.

On October 21, you will have the opportunity to discover an exclusive 30-minute episode of this web-series which will certainly motivate you to continue following these 3 young prodigies until their ultimate goal: the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

At the end of the screening, you will join a a special conversation and Q&A with exceptional gymnasts such as Olympic Champion Nastia Liukin. They will share with you their experiences, doubts and moments of elation that have made them great champions.

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SPORTEL Awards celebrates its 30th anniversary!

SPORTEL Awards 2019 Official PosterFor The 30th edition will take place on 4 days from October 20 to 23, 2019 to take full advantage of many public events and to celebrate sport as it should be.

Whilst waiting to reveal to you the program of this edition which promises to be rich and diverse, you can now discover the official poster of the 30th anniversary which highlights sport and the different emotions it arouses.

Focus, effort, joy, determination, whether you are an accomplished sportsman, passionate or a simple spectator, everyone can feel these different emotions through sport and this is what the athletes represented in the visual embody.

The choice of colors went to white and gold to bring a chic and sleek side and black and white for the timeless message.

Finally, the video frame with the red dot and the “REC” in the corners and in the center, directly refers to the SPORTEL Awards competition which rewards the most beautiful sports video sequences.

To wait until the announcements of the 2019 SPORTELAwards programming, find us on our social networks on #SportelAwards.

Five 2018 Sporting Tales

One woman ran almost 163 miles in 24 hours, there was a marathon chess duel, while identical twins landed a major international title each in the same sport, a 16-time world champion and a Hungarian skimmer in five stories you may have missed in 2018.

One day163 miles

American Camille Herron smashed the women’s world 24-hour and 100-mile records in December in an incredible display of endurance. The 36-year-old ran 162.9 miles (262km) on a track in Phoenix, beating the best-placed male finisher by over five miles. Read more

Women’s sport in 2018

Mikaela Shiffrin and Alina Zagitova starred in Pyeongchang to claim Olympic golds, before Naomi Osaka announced her arrival at the top echelon of tennis in style as gymnast Simone Biles rediscovered her best.

Groundbreaking Kim (February 12)

American Chloe Kim, then only 17, went into the women’s Olympic snowboarding halfpipe competition as a red-hot favourite and did not disappoint. She finished almost 10 points clear of China’s silver medallist Liu Jiayu, becoming the youngest woman to land two consecutive 1,080-degree spins at an Olympics. Read more

James/Ciprès enfin récompensés

Les Français Vanessa James et Morgan Ciprès, qui ont souvent collectionné les déceptions depuis le début de leur association en 2011, ont remporté samedi leur premier titre majeur en s’adjugeant la finale de l’épreuve de couples du Grand Prix de patinage artistique à Vancouver (Canada).

James et Ciprès sont le premier couple français à s’imposer en finale du Grand Prix, l’un des rendez-vous les plus importants sur la scène internationale après les Championnats du monde et les jeux Olympiques.

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Dans le désert australien avec les boxeurs itinérants

Ces troupes ont servi de pépinières pour des boxeurs aborigènes célèbres comme Jack Hassen, George Bracken et Tony Mundine. L’une des plus connues était celle de Jimmy Sharman. Mais, depuis, le public a déserté et d’autres loisirs attirent les spectateurs.

Devant le ring inondé de lumière, Fred Brophy frappe sur un tambour pour réclamer l’attention de la foule, gagnée soudain par le silence dans l’attente d’autres coups, ceux du combat de boxe pour lequel elle est venue. Read more