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An offer to young runners below 12 years!

Participants in Kalvinknatet, www.kalvinknatet.se  is offered a free ticket for them self and
a adult to Malmo Games Athletics Gala on the “Kalvinknattläktaren” at Malmö Stadion the 18th of  August.
In addition you have the opportunity to get 4 extra tickets at a reduced price.


More information on how to book tickets here at www.malmogames.com starting the 20th April.

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EUROSPORT REACHES AGREEMENT TO BROADCAST MALMO GAMES LIVE

– Agreement commences from August 2017 for three years
– Malmo Games takes place one week after the World Athletics Championships
– “Important addition to our portfolio as we embark on our Olympic journey”: Eurosport CEO Peter Huttoneurosport2social

Eurosport, the number one destination for sports fans in Europe, today announced a three-year deal to broadcast the Malmo Games starting in 2017 meaning viewers will now have more opportunities watch world-class athletics throughout next summer.

The Malmo Games returns on Friday 18 August to the 26,500 Malmo Stadion after debuting in 2015 and is set to feature some of the best track and field talent in the world. The legendary Kim Collins provided the highlight of the last Malmo Games, clocking 6.52 seconds in the 60m sprint.

The pan-European agreement strengthens Eurosport’s commitment to broadcasting premium sporting content with the event scheduled to take place just a week after the World Athletics Championships in London, also broadcast live and exclusively on Eurosport.

Discovery-owned Kanal 5 in Sweden, will broadcast the event live on-site with a local commentary team featuring track and field expert Jonas Karlsson.

Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton said: “We are delighted to secure an agreement with the event organisers to broadcast the Malmo Games. We have made no secret of our desire to show world-class action from across the globe and with the Games taking place just a week after one of the highlights on the 2017 sporting calendar – the World Athletics Championships – public interest will be strong.

“The Malmo Games is also an important addition to our portfolio as we embark on our journey towards the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. At Eurosport, we want to tell the stories of the athletes now and broadcasting the best events from the across the world will allow us to do just that.”

Malmo Games President Bengt Bendeus said: “We have the ambition of becoming one of the leading athletics meets in Europe. Therefore, it was crucial we partnered with a broadcaster that has a world-class reputation for delivering events such as Eurosport.

“Securing this agreement with Eurosport gives us the perfect opportunity to begin inviting world-class talent to the event and allows us to begin engaging potential sponsors which will hopefully lead to us creating a sustainable Malmo Games in the years ahead.”

The agreement between Eurosport and the Malmo Games also covers the sale of television rights to markets outside of Europe.

Programming Information:
The 2017 Malmo Games will be broadcast on Eurosport on Friday 18 August, between 7pm CET and 9pm CET (Europe only)

About Eurosport

Eurosport, the number one sport destination in Europe, connects fans and athletes around the greatest sports events. Its channels, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosportnews, reach 236 million cumulative subscribers across 93 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport.com is Europe’s No.1 online sports news website with an average of 14m unique users per month. Eurosport Player is an all-access pass to the greatest events on the calendar, available anytime and on any device in 52 countries. Eurosport Events specialises in the management and promotion of international sporting events. More information is available by visiting corporate.eurosport.com.

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EUROSPORT REACHES AGREEMENT TO BROADCAST MALMO GAMES LIVE

– Agreement commences from August 2017 for three years
– Malmo Games takes place one week after the World Athletics Championships
– “Important addition to our portfolio as we embark on our Olympic journey”: Eurosport CEO Peter Huttoneurosport2social

Eurosport, the number one destination for sports fans in Europe, today announced a three-year deal to broadcast the Malmo Games starting in 2017 meaning viewers will now have more opportunities watch world-class athletics throughout next summer.

The Malmo Games returns on Friday 18 August to the 26,500 Malmo Stadion after debuting in 2015 and is set to feature some of the best track and field talent in the world. The legendary Kim Collins provided the highlight of the last Malmo Games, clocking 6.52 seconds in the 60m sprint.

The pan-European agreement strengthens Eurosport’s commitment to broadcasting premium sporting content with the event scheduled to take place just a week after the World Athletics Championships in London, also broadcast live and exclusively on Eurosport.

Discovery-owned Kanal 5 in Sweden, will broadcast the event live on-site with a local commentary team featuring track and field expert Jonas Karlsson.

Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton said: “We are delighted to secure an agreement with the event organisers to broadcast the Malmo Games. We have made no secret of our desire to show world-class action from across the globe and with the Games taking place just a week after one of the highlights on the 2017 sporting calendar – the World Athletics Championships – public interest will be strong.

“The Malmo Games is also an important addition to our portfolio as we embark on our journey towards the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. At Eurosport, we want to tell the stories of the athletes now and broadcasting the best events from the across the world will allow us to do just that.”

Malmo Games President Bengt Bendeus said: “We have the ambition of becoming one of the leading athletics meets in Europe. Therefore, it was crucial we partnered with a broadcaster that has a world-class reputation for delivering events such as Eurosport.

“Securing this agreement with Eurosport gives us the perfect opportunity to begin inviting world-class talent to the event and allows us to begin engaging potential sponsors which will hopefully lead to us creating a sustainable Malmo Games in the years ahead.”

The agreement between Eurosport and the Malmo Games also covers the sale of television rights to markets outside of Europe.

Programming Information:
The 2017 Malmo Games will be broadcast on Eurosport on Friday 18 August, between 7pm CET and 9pm CET (Europe only)

 

About Eurosport

Eurosport, the number one sport destination in Europe, connects fans and athletes around the greatest sports events. Its channels, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Eurosportnews, reach 236 million cumulative subscribers across 93 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Eurosport.com is Europe’s No.1 online sports news website with an average of 14m unique users per month. Eurosport Player is an all-access pass to the greatest events on the calendar, available anytime and on any device in 52 countries. Eurosport Events specialises in the management and promotion of international sporting events. More information is available by visiting corporate.eurosport.com.

 

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MALMÖ STADION IS SAVED! NEW TRACKS THIS YEAR!

We are very happy to announce the decision that Malmö Stadion will be saved for at least ten years.

The City of Malmö has decided that and they shall also install new tracks for SEK 5m.

We have been fighting for this during many years but it was rejected. The former director of Sports told us to finance the tracks ourselves. We were also asked to pay for an insurance, which should cover music events, because they could damage the tracks.

Now the City of Malmö has changed their decision and we are so pleased and thankful for that. Athletics in Malmö will now have its right position and we can arrange an athletic gala meeting during the coming ten years. Wonderful!

The first opportunity to have international athletes on the new tracks at the Malmö Stadion will be during the summer of 2017.12524083_445124402360684_7241680397089473314_n

During that year the World Championships will be orginised in London during the month of August. We will now try to find out if Malmö Games can get a suitable date before or after the London event.

What a day! We celebrate the fact that we now can organize at least ten years of Malmö Games at the Malmö Stadion from 2017!

Hurrah!

MALMÖ GAMES

Bengt Bendéus

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Malmo Games update

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You will no doubt be surprised to hear that there will be no Malmo Games in February next year.

But Malmo International Athletics Foundation will continue to work to support the athletics in Malmo and in the south of Sweden.

Perhaps Malmo Games will be back in 2017 if the interest among possible sponsors will be higher.

The Foundation will stay in the corner room in the Atleticum building and we will work on different projects.

We want to keep in contact with all the officials, the suppliers, the MAI-supporters, young people and parents with strong interest in athletics.

 

You will soon hear from us in the Foundation.

 

Best regards,

President: Bengt Bendéus

Member of the board: Daniel Wessfeldt

Member of the board: Lars Johnsson          

Member of the board: Jimisola Laursen

 

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The Malmo Games Foundation has strong finances

The Malmö Games Foundation has strong finances.

The foundation’s capital has increased and the Financial Statement per
30 June 2015 will show a positive result.

The big gala in February was a successful start by MAI
and the Foundation to show world class athletes to the audience in Malmö.

© Wayne Photography. Foto: Alex Wayne.

© Wayne Photography. Foto: Alex Wayne.

– At least 5 million tv-spectators were able to watch the gala on Eurosport,

Bengt Bendéus commented.

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Daniel Wessfeldt’s new mission:

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Daniel Wessfeldt, who is well known throughout the athletic world, has agreed to become the new Meeting Director for Malmo Games, MAI’s new large annual indoor athletics Gala in Malmö Arena. Daniel succeeds Rajne Söderberg who has stepped down to concentrate on his profession as a doctor.

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“My job will be to attract the world’s best athletes to the gala in Malmö,” says Daniel, “and to create the right conditions for them to produce strong performances in an exciting competition. This will be a challenge for the world stars, we the organizers and the audience, that we hope will come and enjoy the Gala.”

Bengt3“It will be exciting to work with Daniel and together try to make Malmo Games a world-class competition,” says Bengt Bendeus, President and Founder of the Foundation Malmo Athletics International and Honorary President of MAI.

“Rajne Söderberg helped us have a successful start with Malmo Games in 2015, and we thank him for his important contribution. We will continue to invite the best athletes in the world and give the audience in Malmo, world-class sports. It is my way of giving back to the sport what it has given me.”

 

Daniel and Bengt are now co-operating together to make sure Malmo Games is an even better event next year. Both have an extensive, unique and true personal experience of high-level international sporting events.

Daniel Wessfeldt, once a good hurdler in the MAI athletics club and now for many years one of the worlds leading sports agents with a big team of sporting stars. Daniel is now headquartered in Malmö after ten years in Monte Carlo.

In his team are many champions, including Michel Torneus, David Oliver, Fabiana Murer, Yelena Isinbaeva, Blanka Vlasic, Sandra Perkovic and swimming star Sarah Sjostrom to name a few. Former Swedish world stars that have been under Wessfeldts management are Kajsa Bergqvist, Stefan Holm, Christian Olsson and Susanna Kallur.

Bengt Bendeus, once Sweden’s best shot-putter, now an international businessman based in Dubai, has found his way back to Malmo, where his career as a businessman once started, to work with Malmo Games and MAI.

“I am very pleased that Daniel Wessfeldt has agreed to become the new Meeting Director, he is well known in the athletics world for his honesty, knowledge, experience and his friendly manners when dealing with everyone. He is professional and responsible and I am very happy to work with Daniel to make Malmo Games even better in February 2016.”

For further information please contact:

Bengt Bendeus +971 50 55 22 961

Daniel Wessfeldt +46 70 410 46 06

 

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Aries Merritt to Malmö Games

The World Record holder and Olympic Champion at 110 metres hurdles Aries Merritt, USA, is coming to Malmö Arena to run 60 metres hurdles at Malmö Games on February 25! Aries had a fantastic year in 2012 when he was undefeated and won Indoor World Championships, broke the World Record with 12.80 and won gold at the Olympic Games i London. Thereafter he had som injury problems but are now back and has already run 60 meters hurdles in 7.57 in his opening race on February 7.

Aries will turn 30 this year and has a long carrier behind him but really made a break through at 27 years of age after changing his training but mainly changing his technique with for example moving from 8 to 7 steps to the first hurdle. That transition means that you have to change starting position and also get another rhythm to the first hurdle, something that Aries executed with elegance and led to him becoming the fastest hurdler in the world.

He has run in Sweden several times but never in Malmö and he says:

– I’m really excited to come to Malmö! Every time I have been to Sweden in the past I have run very fast so I am looking forward to ending my indoor season there. I’m looking forward to finish with a bang in Malmö!

The already strong field in 60 metres hurdles, with reigning World Champion at 110 metres hurdles from 2013 David Oliver from USA and former world record holder and Olympic Champion from 2008 Dayron Robles from Cuba, has been reinforced. There will be a challenge between three hurdle kings in Malmö!

 

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The best high jumpers to Malmö Games

It is set for one of the best high jump competitions. To the already strong field is now two of the worlds bests high jumpers added, Andrej Protsenko, Ukraine and Alexey Dmitrik, Russia will challenge about the victory money of 7 000 dollar.

– Four of the worlds five best high jumpers will compete in Malmö, says Theo Söderberg from the meet organization.

The world leader Mutaz Essa Barshim, Qatar and Ivan Ukhov, Russia is since before set to compete at Malmö Games.

Not so long ago Mutaz Essa Barshim tried jumping at the world record height of 2,44 metres and was close to clearing. Qatars world star has Malmö as his base during the indoor season and trains in Atleticum with former MAI-coach Stanislav Szczyrba.

It has been speculated if Barshim can beat Javier Sotomayors world record.

– There is a world record bonus of 25 000 dollar waiting, explains Theo Söderberg.

The french pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie also aims to set a new world record in Malmö Arena.