Monaco home of international sports people and international sporting events

Published on July 07, 2015
  • Group photograph from the Australian Cocktail Reception 2 May 2015

    Group photograph from the Australian Cocktail Reception 2 May 2015

    © EDwright Images

  • Daniel Ricciardo with Mr Andrew Cannon AM, Consul of Monaco

    Daniel Ricciardo with Mr Andrew Cannon AM, Consul of Monaco

    © EDwright Images

  • Centre Court Rolex Masters Monte-Carlo

    Centre Court Rolex Masters Monte-Carlo

    © Jean-Marc Bernard

  • Monte Carlo Polo Cup Parade on the Casino Square

    Monte Carlo Polo Cup Parade on the Casino Square

    © Monaco

  • Formula 1, Grand Prix

    Formula 1, Grand Prix

    © Monaco

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In May this year the Honorary Consul of Monaco in Australia, Mr Andrew Cannon AM, hosted an Australian Cocktail Reception at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monaco. The event celebrated and brought together Australian sportsmen and sportswomen who reside in Monaco.  It was a great way for fellow Australians to meet. H.E. Stephen Brady AO CVO, Australian Ambassador to France and Monaco; Daniel Ricciardo, Formula 1 driver; and Simon Gerrans, Australian cycling champion, were among the guests who attended.


Monaco is the home of choice for many fans of sport and international sporting personalities. Living in Monaco means being able to attend events of international stature and also easy access to being able to participate in a number of sports from a very wide range of disciplines, with expert guidance and supervision.
And what a range of international events Monaco has to offer both resident and visitors, here we will introduce just a few of the highlights:
Whilst Monaco is a centre for all sorts of sporting activities it is probably best renowned for it’s motor sports thanks to the Monaco Automobile Club www.acm.mc

 

The action starts in January when the Monte Carlo Rally showcases some amazing driving through the alps. Cars driven on the roads between 1955 and 1977 take part in the Monte Carlo Historic Rally. All the stages of this rally call for precision and regularity.

 

The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix needs no introduction. Every year, for four days in May, the eyes of the world turn to the Principality to witness its transformation, from a town to a racetrack. 

This year marked a first for electric cars in Monaco with the first ever Monaco e-Prix, an event held in May just 2 weeks before the famed Formula 1 edition, it will now take place every 2 years on the same track as the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

A trip back to the golden age of motor racing, the Monaco Historic Grand Prix , is held every other year in May, on the track of the famous Grand Prix itself, with cars built between 1934 and 1979. The smell of paraffin wax, leather helmets, polished chromes, the race is always a splendid show! 

 

The Monte Carlo Tennis Masters Series was held for the first time in the Principality of Monaco in 1897! Albeit exclusive, this now traditional meet is a landmark in the history of international tennis. Every year in April, the best players in the world come to serve, lob, smash, and use their best shots on the Central Court and the Princes' Court of the Monte-Carlo Country Club. A bouncing display!

 

In spring, the Monte-Carlo International Show Jumping brings together the best horse riders who compete on the smallest obstacle course in the world. At the same time as this competition, equestrian shows are organised.
Swimmers from around the world come together every June in Monaco to participate in the International Swimming Meeting, one of the stages in the "Mare Nostrum" Trophy.

 

This July marked the 2nd year of the Monte-Carlo Polo Cup, an event which is now set in the calendar of events, attracting players and spectators from around the world.

 

Herculis is now rated the 2nd most important international athletics meeting of the year and thousands of spectators come to witness the performances of athletes from around the world. In the Louis II Stadium, the athletes compete in the heat of July. 

The Louis II Stadium is a regular venue for international football matches, thanks to the Sporting Association of Monaco. Monaco’s much loved football team, the Monaco AS has been playing the best teams in the world since 1924.

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