The Wimbledon Championships

The Wimbledon Championships - Sports

Founded in 1877, The Wimbledon Championships is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is widely considered at the most prestigious of the four Grand Slam tournaments. In 1876 lawn tennis, a game devised a year or so earlier that was originally given then name Sphairistikè, was added to the list of activities

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Les Voiles de St. Tropez

In 1981 a couple of Americans with a racing Swan were hanging around St. Tropez. After competing in a number of local regattas they got to know a few people in the area.  One day the owner of the yacht was talking of his recent successes when a twelve metre

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Qatar Goodwood Festival

Glorious Goodwood, a horseracing event

Set high on the Sussex Downs, Qatar Goodwood Festival is the highlight of the racing and social Summer season. More than 100,000 people flock through the gates during the Festival to enjoy the chic, relaxed and incredibly stylish atmosphere. A quintessentially English event, where champagne and strawberries are in abundance and everyone

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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot - United Kingdom - Race

Founded in 1711 when Queen Anne held the first horse race named ‘Her Majesty’s Plate.’ It was at this point that the Ascot Racecourse began its historical legacy. Held over five days in mid-June, Royal Ascot is the centre piece on the Ascot Racecourse calendar and attracts over three hundred thousand people each

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Festival International de Ballons

Full of hot air at the Festival International de Ballons, Château d'Oex, Switzerland

Full of hot air at the Festival International de Ballons, Château d’Oex, Switzerland Since 1979 almost one hundred balloons have taken to the skies over Château d’Oex in Switzerland. The nine day event known as the Festival International de Ballons takes place every year at the end of January and sees balloonists from over twenty different countries participating. Though there

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