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SEPTEMBER 2015


PRO BULL RIDING BUILT FORD TOUGH SERIES

Pro Bull Riding (PBR) is truly one of the most exciting sports and entertainment sports available. It is a contest between man and a 2,000lb horned beast that has fast become a television spectacle, reaching more than 84 countries and 600 million households each year, it is one of the most prolific sports on air. The Built Ford Tough Series showcases the top 45 rated bull riders from around the world in a 27-city tour across the USA. 

This year’s show piece World Tour Finals is to be held at the Thomas & Mack Centre,  Las Vegas, Nevada with a five day Bull riding extravaganza. The top riders from the grueling PBR Built Ford Tough Series will go head to head for the World Finals event title and the 250,000 USD pay-out. This season, IMG will be delivering 26 x 52min highlight shows, featuring all the must see moments throughout the event. In addition to this there will be a 1 x 104min single show for the final, providing action packed viewing of all the most talented and fearless riders.





fight nights russia

Fight Nights is one of the largest MMA events in Europe, hosting fiercely contested battles between some of the biggest international names in the profession. World famous champions fight to the bitter end in star studded arenas, with diehard fans and celebrity names sat ringside to take in all the action. The first event was held in June of 2010 in Moscow and since that time it has grown into one of the greatest attractions in Russia and beyond. New for 2015, IMG will be delivering three nights of exhilarating action LIVE between now and the end of the year.





purple league

Malaysia’s first professional badminton league, ‘Purple League’ is set to start its second season, bringing together 12 of Malaysia’s top clubs. Each of the clubs selected to participate will play against each other in an exciting round-robin format and will challenge each other in hard fought battles to be named the Champion Club of Malaysia. This year has an impressive roster of players, including four Olympic gold medalists, several world champions and current World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei. The high calibre of players wanting to compete, demonstrates the continuing growth and popularity of this event.  





WGC HSBC champions

The 2015 WGC-HSBC Champions will yet again provide unmissable entertainment and world class golf during the competition which is set to take place in November at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. The WGC-HSBC Champions continues to widen the already established interest in ‘Asia’s Major’ and has become an anticipated event in the golfing calendar. The programme will review the drama of the 2015 event which will feature previews of the top contenders, as well as commentary from some of Golf's leading journalists and the heads of golfing federations.





FIBA 3X3

FIBA 3X3, an exciting variation of basketball played on a half court with both teams shooting at the same hoop, will be concluding this October with the World Tour Final in Abu Dhabi. The culmination of a six tournament series, the world’s best 12 teams will battle in the final for overall glory and the $20,000 winners cheque, each team consists of three players and one substitute.  Due to its fast tempo, rapid turnovers and exceptional skills of the players, it is a highly popular new sport that amazes spectators.



     
REEM ACRA FEI world cup dressage

Introduced in 1985, the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage is the only worldwide series in the Olympic discipline of dressage. Preceded by a season of regional qualifying rounds, the riders and their horses challenge themselves and one another as they vie for a place in the prestigious World Cup Finals, set to take place in the inspiring city of Las Vegas. Judged on both technical and artistic merit, the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage combines sport, art and music as horse and rider must become one to perform a faultless routine. 



mundialito de clubes
As the popularity of beach soccer has grown, the top competitions no longer merely feature national sides but there is now a fiercely competitive and extremely entertaining club scene too. The Mundialito has become one of the key events in the Beach Soccer calendar. Bringing together the best nations in the world, its quick and dynamic format has made it one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions of the year. The annual tournament changes its venue every year - in 2014 it was the Praia de Canide Norte in Portugal that provided a stunning backdrop for another exceptional weekend of beach soccer. It was Spain who emerged victorious, winning their first Mundialito title, beating rivals Portugal 3-2 in the final.


australian masters
2015 will mark the 37th edition of the Australian Masters, a well-established and keenly anticipated event on the golfing calendar. With prize money of AUD$1million and a perennially strong line-up of the world’s best golfers turning out to compete in the event, the Australian Masters is regarded as one of the Asia-Pacific region’s foremost golf tournaments. Last year saw Nick Cullen end Adam Scott's run as Australian Masters champion with a thrilling one-shot victory. Along with Cullen, the Waterford crystal globe and famous gold jacket have been won by many of the greatest players in the game including Bernhard Langer, Mark O’Meara, Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods.


BWF GRAND PRIX GOLD
The Grand Prix Gold series sees individual players and pairs compete across the five categories of the sport (men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles) in exciting knockout tournaments hosted in top quality venues around the globe. The BWF Grand Prix Gold events are continuing to gain recognition. Following in the success, popularity and competitiveness of the Superseries, Superseries Premier and major world events such as the World Championships, these Grand Prix Gold tournaments are key dates in the badminton calendar. What’s more, they represent an excellent opportunity for players ranked outside the top 10 to accrue valuable world ranking points.












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