Sports, charity, politics… you name it, this week in Monaco there developments in all the areas. And here selected 10 most interesting stories to keep you updated.
The Tour de World Class is the first cycle ride organised by the well-known fitness club. Cycling is famously popular in Monaco. The Principality is a yearly venue for various competitions and charity cycling events broadcast on the media and supported by Prince Albert II himself.
Two happy supporters had the ultimate privilege of posing with the full team of AS Monaco players this Wednesday afternoon at Place du Palais in the Principality. It’s not every day that dreams come true, but surely they have for these two people!
The biggest watch brands in the world gathered at the 27th Monaco Yacht Show to each unveil their unique time-keeping pieces which will be later auctioned off for charity. The Principality was the first stop on a world tour for the watches, which will finish on the 11th of November in Geneva, where the watches will be sold with proceeds going towards neuromuscular disease research and the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Ambassador Henri Fissore has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grimaldi Forum and will succeed Jean Pastorelli, Minister Plenipotentiary, who has held this position since 2011.
This year, the young and ambitious fitness club World Class Monaco is two years old. During this time, not only did it win the trust of Russian residents already familiar with the brand, but it also attracted a more conservative French clientele.
Despite its small territory, Monaco is an important European business center. Every year the Grimaldi Forum hosts international forums, business conferences and summits, bringing together major professionals from many different fields. Monaco offers a rare opportunity to meet potential partners and investors from all over Europe. Here areour Top-10 picks for business events in the Principality.
Prince Albert II speaks about the Rybolovlev Case
Prince Albert II @madame.lefigaro.frIn an interview with a French news source on Monday, Prince Albert II spoke about the Rybolovlev case, which has been dominating headlines recently.
“I am glad you used the term ‘Rybolovlev’ because the term ‘Monaco Gate’ is exaggerative. Secondly, I affirm my unwavering commitment to the rule of law, whose judicial institution is one of the pillars for every State of law, and this is also true in Monaco. Our judicial institution has been called into question in this complex case and it is my duty to defend this institution against all those who weaken it,” said Prince Albert II.
He also hoped for a more peaceful and serene judicial year ahead for the Principality’s magistrates.
Monaco’s Special Olympics Football team win European Championship
For the first time ever, the Monegasque Special Olympics football team won the European trophy in Barcelona. They beat England (8-3), The Netherlands (12-0), and four-time winner of the Real Madrid competition, Spain (2-0). Monaco’s Special Olympics teams are part of an international movement of inclusion and community for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
‘Cure through Innovation’: The 31st Monaco Telethon has been officially launched
A team of volunteers and participants gathered at the Jardins d’Apolline to officially launch the 31st Monaco Telethon, which will take place at the beginning of December. Groups like the Harley Davidson Club, Union Cycliste de Monaco and ASM Volleyball gathered to take part in a Mannequin Competition, where participants had to keep as still as possible. The competition was filmed and streamed live on Facebook.
The 31st Monaco Telethon will take place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December at the Hercules Harbour.
Flavien Foundation raises €27,000 for Childhood Cancer
The 4th Monaco Trott’n’Roll, where children drive scooters to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer, took place on Saturday. In spite of a rainy morning, a team of 70 volunteers dressed in orange managed to raise 27,000 euros. Plus, medical professionals from L’Archet Hospital in Nice were also on site to collect blood donations and register people onto a global marrow donation registry. 400 children participated in the various activities available at the event, which included a concert, a mini-bike course and face-painting.
The foundation is supported by many institutions, including the Prince’s Palace and the SBM. Their goal this year is to exceed the 49,000 euros raised in 2016. Everyone is invited to continue to contribute to the foundation until the end of the year. To make a donation, contact: Fondation Flavien Jardins d’Apolline 1, Promenade HonoréII 98000 Monaco Tel: 06.26.97.03.26