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Three athletes will represent the Principality at the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Kevin Crovetto will represent Monaco in Gymnastics, the first time that Monaco has been represented in this category since the Antwerp Games in 1920. Brice Etes will run in the 800 metres, as he did in the London Games in 2012, while Yann Siccardi will take part in Judo and will also be the flag bearer of the Monegasque delegation.
A ceremony to present the athletes began with a minute of silence in memory of victims of the attack of July 14 in Nice. HSH Princess Charlene, HE Ms Yvette Lambin-Berti, Secretary General of the Monegasque Olympic Committee, and numerous personalities from the Principality were in attendance.
Both the Prince and Princess of Monaco are themselves former Olympians and HSH the Sovereign Prince has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 1985. The Rio Olympics will be held from August 5 to 22, although Prince Albert recently stated that Princess Charlene will not accompany him to the Games, partially due to “important health concerns” over the Zika virus.
Since the announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have also stated they will not be attending for the same reason.
Often considered mutually exclusive elements, AS Monaco are the embodiment of the utopian idea that sales and success can go hand-in-hand.
The Ligue 1 calendar for the 2022/23 season has been and Monaco Life takes a look at the stand-out fixtures, including a congested August schedule, which will include Champions League play-off matches.
AS Monaco have slumped to a comprehensive defeat at home against Lyon-Villeurbanne (68-85) to take the Betclic Elite final to a fifth and deciding match.
As players return to training, AS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell speaks to the media about the record fee for Tchouaméni, other transfer objectives, and the club’s pre-season activities.
Monaco’s female volleyball players are in urgent need of a major sponsor, having finished in second place in the French second league at the end of last season. Only Beziers defeated the Monaco team.
However, promotion to the top league will be expensive, costing an annual €240,000 instead of the €50,000 that the club currently pays.
The team’s captain, Caroline Revel Chion, told Monaco-Matin that players have approached many potential sponsors, but so far without success. “We have all asked the companies we know," she said. The current small sponsors have organised collections to contribute towards the club’s outgoings, but it's not enough, she said.
The team has started a crowd-funding campaign to pay for travel expenses, a modest €50,000 per season.