Wanda Group acquires Infront Sports & Media from Bridgepoint at EUR 1.05 billion


Beijing, China / Zug, Switzerland, 10 February 2015 – Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd., one of the leading Chinese conglomerates and China's largest investor in cultural and entertainment sector has reached an agreement to acquire Infront Sports & Media AG, the world’s most respected international sports marketing company based in Zug, Switzerland, from the European private equity firm Bridgepoint. The transaction is valued at approximately EUR 1.05 billion (USD 1.2 billion) and is subject to customary conditions.   




The ladies' and men’s AUDI FIS Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is just around the corner and we are happy to announce that we are well prepared and have plenty of snow.


Crazy weather didn't keep the spectators away


Strong gusts of wind, very mild temperatures for the GS on Saturday and a first very wet and snowy but later sunny Sunday: Weather played a major role in the 59th International Adelboden Ski Races on the famous Chuenisbärgli. Thanks to countless volunteers the athletes found excellent conditions on both race days. Throughout the whole event we can count on more than 3000 volunteers.


FIS Ski World Cup Adelboden

40.000 skifans each year

For the last 59 years, Adelboden has been proud to host this international ski event. The AUDI FIS Ski World Cup attracts over 40 000 ski fans here each year, transforming Adelboden into a popular hive of activity once again on 10 / 11 January 2015. It all kicks off on Friday 9 January at 4pm with the World Cup Show on Märitplatz.


Saslong 2014

Val Gardena/Gröden isn't Lourdes... or is it?

The 2014 World Cup week under the Langkofel mountain had it all: high temperatures and lack of snowfalls already compromised the World Cup calendar in the Alps this season so far; the Val Gardena/Gröden OC was worried and had to put everything in motion to be able to stage the Downhill and Super-G races on the Saslong. Two perfect races put an end to an organizationally and athletically thrilling week: in Nyman and Jansrud Val Gardena/Gröden had two worthy winners; Dominik Paris, a local favorite, made it on the podium twice; and, last but not least, record audience numbers were set on both Friday and Saturday.


Successfule Races

Zagreb was great

The ladies’ and men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup Vip Snow Queen Trophy 2015 – Zagreb/Sljeme slalom finished successfuly .


Stefania Demetz: The Team Work Paid Off

"I saw a Tight-knit team..."

We enjoyed it as much as we suffered for it. Another successful World Cup in Val Gardena/Gröden can be filed away. Among the many challenges this year (i.e., lack of snow and warm temperatures), the Saslong Classic OC has pulled off the unimaginable to get the track in shape. It was a race against time, and the entire ski circuit is thankful for what we did to stage the regular Downhill and Super-G races.