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The founder of the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race, Hannes Arch, has been killed in a private helicopter accident in the Austrian mountains. Arch, just shy of 49, was a celebrity in his native Austria and a familiar face on billboards and on television. A noted BASE jumper, he once said: “I’m prepared to take risks, but I’m by no means a ‘risk-taker’.”
Recently Mr Arch, who began his professional career as an alpinist, earned a following of international fans as a successful pilot for the Red Bull Air Race world championship. “We will miss his warmth, sense of fun and boundless energy,” a Red Bull Air Race statement said.
The Red Bull X-Alps race, which takes place every two years, is a 1,000 kilometre race in which athletes must hike or paraglide across the Alps from Salzburg, Austria, through parts of Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. The finish is in Monaco.
The exact route is normally unveiled in the spring before the race start. The first race was in 2003 and the next event is planned for 2017, with participants only allowed to either hike or fly. Teams consist of one athlete and one official supporter, whose role providing technical advice, mental and nutritional support is said to be almost as demanding. (Feature image: Phil Guest)
The two Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) stars from Monaco have been unbeaten throughout the qualifying rounds and have landed themselves spots in the final stages of the eEuro 2020.
Monaco’s Charles Leclerc will compete in his first F1 Esports race this Sunday, joining an impressive driver line up for the second Virtual Grand Prix.
Peace and Sport will be hosting the 2020 #Whitecard Digital Campaign to celebrate this year’s International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
The World Squash Federation annual general meeting will be held in Monaco for the first time in 2020.
UPDATE 6 pm: Nadal advances to Sunday's final after an easy win over David Goffin, 6-3, 6-1, this afternoon. Looking for his tenth Monte Carlo Rolex Masters title, Nadal will face fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Viñolas, who beat France's Louis Poulle 6-3, 5-7, 7-1. 10 am: AS Monaco forward Radamel Falcao, who has been relishing a Champions League victory against Dotmund earlier this week, was seen enjoying the Rolex Masters quarter-finals with his wife Lorelei Taron on Friday, as Nadal and Djokovic took to the court. While the “King of Clay” Nadal advances to Saturday’s semi-finals after beating Argentinean Diego Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, world number two Djokovic lost to Belgium's David Goffin 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. For Djokovic, a Monaco resident who opened a vegan restaurant Eqvita last August, this was his only second match following months of dealing with an elbow injury. Meanwhile Goffin, who had yet to beat a top-three player, will meet Nadal Saturday at 3:30 pm on Court Rainier III. In other semi-final play Saturday, the match between France’s Lucas Pouille and Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas, who for the first time reaches an ATP World Tour Masters 1000, starts at 1:30 pm. (Feature photo: Facebook Monte Carlo Rolex Masters) Article first published April 22, 2017.