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January 2014


MOTOGP

With a rich history dating back over seven decades, MotoGP is the world’s premier motorcycling championship. The season consists of 19 races over eight months, spanning 14 countries in four continents. Today, MotoGP’s popularity is far reaching across all corners of the globe.

The premier class, MotoGP, features the top 24 riders from around the world battling it out atop the most technologically advanced, high-speed bikes that have been built and developed by the world’s leading motorcycle manufacturers. This rapidly developing sport has delivered new dimensions to the premier class, as the likes of Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi have tested their abilities to the absolute maximum in exciting and dramatic races.

The 2013 MotoGP title race was a hotly fought contest between Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo and Respol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez. The championship went right down to the final race of the year, and ultimately it was Marquez, in his rookie MotoGP season having stepped up from winning the Moto2 World Championship the year before, who claimed the coveted world title, becoming the youngest ever World Champion in the process. 

With a host of developments over the past couple of years now well implemented, the 2014 season is sure to offer even more thrilling and dramatic action as all three classes of the respective World Championships deliver a superb and spectacular show to fans across the globe.





National Rugby League

The National Rugby League (NRL) competition is the premier division of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL is contested by 16 teams, 15 of which are based in Australia and one in New Zealand. It is the Southern Hemisphere’s elite rugby league championship, and its quality and popularity is reflected in the fact that the NRL is the most attended rugby league competition in the world. In the 2013 Grand Final, in front of an electric crowd, the Sydney Roosters took the edge over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in a back and fourth match that provided suspense and excitement. The NRL always produces week after week of fantastic action, superb tries and bone crunching hits. The 2014 campaign will be no exception, showcasing some of the best players in the world, playing for some of the sport’s most respected and decorated teams.





Furusiyya Fei Nations Cup Jumping

The 104-year old FEI Nations Cup is equestrian’s oldest and most prestigious team challenge. Since 1909, national teams from the globe’s leading countries in the Olympic discipline of jumping compete against each other for one of the sport’s most illustrious titles. As of 2013 the competition was run under a revised name and format; now even more nations will take part at a selection of world class venues. France won the newly branded Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Jumping trophy in 2013. They saw off hard fought challenges from the Brazilian and Irish teams, who finished second and third respectively, at the Real Club de Polo in Barcelona to ride away with the title and the €1.5million top prize.





V8 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES             

The V8 Supercars Championship is widely regarded as one of the best and most entertaining motorsport categories in the world alongside Formula 1, MotoGP and Nascar. Fast, loud, explosive – there’s no doubting the appeal of this exhilarating and spectacular sport. The competition has experienced a revolution, too. New cars, drivers, racing formats and tracks have taken an already thrilling sport and turned it up a notch. The 2014 V8 Supercars Championship will comprise of 14 rounds in Australia and New Zealand. With its own in-house production department that produces the domestic and international programming, V8 Supercars provides guaranteed quality control of the product and unique access within the sport. This all means that the 2014 championships is sure to enthrall motorsports fans everywhere.





BADMINTON UNLIMITED 

Badminton Unlimited is a weekly feature led half hour programme, officially sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and produced by IMG Media. The series is designed to help badminton fanatics stay in touch with the latest happenings and allow a non-badminton audience to appreciate, understand, follow and find appeal with the sport. The weekly shows will cover news, reviews and stories from all of the latest BWF events, including interesting lifestyle and behind the scenes features to keep worldwide audiences engaged with this fast paced and thrilling Olympic sport on a weekly basis. 



Bowl-A-Rama
 

BOWL-A-RAMA was born on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia in 2005. Today it stands as the biggest professional concrete skateboard series in the world. The events take place across the globe and showcase some of the best skateboarding action of the year. Bringing together the biggest names in the skateboard world, BOWL-A-RAMA a much celebrated series, not only providing great action sports viewing but also bringing together music, culture and art. As the event continues to grow in size and popularity, the 2014 collection of five events across four continents promises to be the best yet.

PKRA Kiteboard World Tour
Kiteboarding is the action sport of the moment combining wakeboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding and gymnastics; it harnesses the power of the wind to propel a rider across the water while standing on a small board. The PKRA World Kiteboarding hosts a list of top kiteboarding disciplines around the world where only the most preeminent athletes partake.  The 2014 edition of this exciting tour will visit exotic locations in every corner of the globe, offering superb entertainment for kiteboarding fans around the world. The athletes’ stunning tricks and dynamic jumps ensure this is a must see series of events for all action sports fans.

WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
The World Golf Championships (WGC) events are a group of four annual tournaments that feature some of the world's best players. In 2013 the Americans once again dominated on home soil. First Matt Kuchar won the Accenture Match Play Championship before Tiger Woods claimed both the Cadillac Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational. That pair of victories extended Woods’ WGC title count to 18, while marking the true return to form of the man who was previously ranked the world’s best golfer for a record 264 weeks. It was then Dustin Johnson who took the last WGC event of the year.







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