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8 June 2003

Sports stars compete in the very first Cannes OMEGA cup


A host of international sports stars turned out on the Old Course green in Cannes-Mandelieu for the very first Cannes OMEGA Cup. They had been invited by the OMEGA Flagship Store in Cannes for a truly memorable golf match which reflected classic OMEGA values: precision, excellence, emotion and fair play.

Numerous famous personalities enjoyed tackling the 18 holes of the sumptuous Old Course in Cannes-Mandelieu, which belongs to the famous Camerini family. The prestige of competing in this first Cannes OMEGA Cup attracted stars of the highest calibre from the sporting world, including Frank Leboeuf, 1998 world football champion and 2002 European champion. He emphasised his excitement at having the opportunity to take part in this event, saying, "I am passionate about golf. Whenever I move to a new club, I always try to find out straight away where the best golf courses in the region are".

Frédéric Bondoux, OMEGA Brand Manager for France, was delighted that the event was so well received and paid tribute to the work of Mrs Sylvie Froger, manager of the OMEGA Flagship Store in Cannes. Mr Bondoux stressed the fact that the brand is commited to golf at national as well as international level, saying, "OMEGA personifies elegance, precision and perfection: values that can also be found in golf. OMEGA is already well known as the title sponsor of major golf tournaments on the European and Asian circuits. This is why we decided to create this event and we are delighted with its success."

Other renowned sports stars present included George Berretta, Jean Louis Zanon, Fabrice Mege, Stephane Poratto, Eric Roy, Jacky Baud, Jerome Alonzo, Pascal Nouma and Frederik Dehu. In addition, former champion rally driver Michele Mouton, top gymnast Patrice Casimir and world karate champion Christophe Pinna all seized the opportunity to take part in this unique sporting occasion. Such was the success of the event that OMEGA has already invited all of these stars to repeat the experience next year.