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Monaco’s Sports Festival Awards 815 Medals in 2024 Extravaganza

In a grand celebration, the Cour d’Honneur of Monaco Town Hall played host to the annual Sports Festival, a vibrant event recognizing the achievements of amateur athletes from the 2023-2024 season.

This year’s festivities spanned two days. On June 12, distinction medals were awarded, followed by performance medals on June 13, 2024.

Honouring Distinction

On the first day, 454 athletes who excelled at regional and departmental levels received distinction medals. Jacques Pastor, Deputy Mayor and Delegate for Sports Facilities, opened the ceremony with a heartfelt speech, thanking coaches for their daily dedication to instilling strong sports values in the younger generation. He ended with a spirited “Daghe Mùnegu!”

Celebrating Performance

The following day saw the distribution of performance medals. The event was graced by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and other dignitaries, including Yvette Lambin Berti, Secretary of State and Secretary General of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, and several prominent local officials.

A total of 179 Bronze and 106 Silver medals were presented to athletes with significant national achievements. The highlight of the evening was the awarding of 76 Gold medals by Prince Albert II, honouring athletes with top international or national titles.

In his address, Mayor Georges Marsan praised the ASM FC football team for their Champions League qualification, the Roca Team for their recent French Championship win, and Charles Leclerc for his victory at the Monaco Grand Prix. He extended his congratulations to all amateur athletes, acknowledging their vital role in Monegasque society and celebrating their individual and collective accomplishments.

A Record-Breaking Year

The 2024 Sports Festival set a new record with 38 represented disciplines and 815 medals awarded. These ceremonies marked the beginning of a series of award events in the Cour d’Honneur of the Town Hall. Upcoming events in June include the Monegasque Language Contest, the Rainier III Academy awards, and the Higher School of Plastic Arts – Pavillon Bosio recognitions.

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