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Monaco’s own Premier Football Tournament and other Monaco news

For everyone who is busy we prepared a digest of the most interesting news. So learn what has been going on this week in Monaco.

46th Rainier III Challenge: Monaco’s own Premier Football Tournament

The 46th Rainier III Challenge, Monaco’s inter-company football tournament, culminated with the final match on 20 May at the Louis-II stadium. The Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer team faced M.I. Monaco SAM, who won the event last season against Vinci Construction Monaco.

The tournament brought together 8 teams of 11 players for a friendly sports battle. Before qualifying for the final match, the SBM and the Princess Grace Hospital Centre teams were tied for first place in the group stage of the tournament.

Record-Breaking Munegu Cup Brings Joy and Unity to Stade Louis II

Stade Louis II

The second edition of the Munegu Cup saw a spectacular turnout, with over 400 eager schoolchildren from the Principality descending upon Stade Louis-II on Wednesday, May 28. Organized in partnership with the Department of National Education, Youth, and Sports (DENJS), this event doubled down on its previous success under the enthusiastic guidance of President Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Monaco’s Dominance: Third Straight Final After Triumph Over Bourg-en-Bresse


Defending champions AS Monaco Basketball reached the French Championship final for the third consecutive time thanks to their victory in Bourg-en-Bresse (76-71) on Thursday, winning their semi-final series 3-1.

JL Bourg, EuroCup finalists, led with 127 seconds remaining but succumbed to the relentless efforts of Monaco’s forward Jaron Blossomgame (16 points, 5 rebounds). Having already scored 21 points on Tuesday in Ain, the American put his team ahead with a precise three-pointer.

Following a defensive rebound, Blossomgame grabbed another crucial rebound in the opponent’s paint when his teammate Alpha Diallo missed a second free throw (72-69), securing the game.

Billionaire Evenings: the Extravagance Returns to Monaco…

Billionaire Evenings: the Extravagance Returns to Monaco
Flavio Briatore and Stéphane Valeri @Johan Assenza / SBM
©Monte-Carlo SBM

Billionaire, the internationally acclaimed evening concept created by Flavio Briatore, returns to the Salle des Etoiles this summer for 25 ultra-festive evenings at the Sporting Monte-Carlo.

After the success of the 2023 edition, Flavio Briatore, Founder of Billionaire, and Stephane Valeri, Deputy Chairman of Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer, unveiled this year’s edition on 17 May 2024 after signing the renewal of their partnership.

“The art of Monte-Carlo partying is tinged with extravagance from 22 July to 21 August,” says a recent press release by the SBM.

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