Singapore, August 26, 2016 – ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK has signed a multi-year agreement with FINA to bring LIVE and EXCLUSIVE action from the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 to fans in Singapore.
Swimming fans will be able to follow action from eight events from this year’s World Cup on TV, online and mobile via the ELEVEN SPORTS digital service, with Rio 2016 Olympic Games 100m Butterfly champion Joseph Schooling set to star in the pool throughout the circuit.
The competition kicks off today (Friday 26 August) at the L’Odyssée Swimming Pool in Paris-Chartres, France, and fans can follow Singaporean swimmers Ji Chao Benedict Boon, Wei Yang Malcolm Low, Li Hui Genevieve Lye and Nur Marina Shi Min Alif Abdullah Chan, as they compete in the pool.
Other top swimming stars on show this weekend include last year’s overall Swimming World Cup winners Katinka Hosszu (Hungary) and Cameron Van der Burgh (South Africa), Rio 2016 Olympic Games bronze medallist Chad Le Clos (South Africa), two-time Rio 2016 silver medallist Madeline Groves (Australia), and Breeja Larson (USA).
“After Singapore’s golden success in the pool at Rio 2016, we are delighted to secure these rights and bring more world-class action to swimming fans across the country,” says Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK. “The World Cup is one of the biggest events on the swimming calendar, and we are sure it will be a big hit with our ever-increasing audience in Singapore.”
This weekend’s event, hosted by the French Swimming Federation, will see around 115 swimmers (71 men, 44 women) representing 28 national federations, compete across 32 events over two days.
“We are pleased to partner with ELEVEN and bring the Swimming World Cup to fans in Singapore,” says Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA President. “Since the event began in 1979, we have gathered together the world’s best swimmers to compete in some of the most iconic cities, and this year’s circuit promises to be another fantastic competition.”
Action from seven more FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2016 meets will also be showcased on ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK this year, including Berlin from 30-31 August, Moscow from 3-4 September, Beijing from 30 September-1 October, Dubai from 4-5 October, Doha from 8-9 October, Tokyo from 25-26 October, and the last leg of the circuit in Hong Kong from 29-30 October.
In addition to FINA World Cup Swimming, ELEVEN SPORTS NETWORK shows LIVE football from the biggest leagues and cup competitions, including the Premier League, Emirates FA Cup, English Football League and English Football League Cup, Italian Serie A TIM, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Scottish Professional Football League, CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup Russia qualifiers and England international home friendlies, as well as badminton, baseball, basketball, squash, table tennis and tennis events from around the world.
All of this premium sports content can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on the ELEVEN SPORTS digital service at www.elevensports.sg and via the app which can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store. It is also available in Singapore on Singtel TV, StarHub Go, Toggle and M1.