The Principality of Monaco may well be most well-known for being a playground for the rich and famous, however it has also made its name as one of Europe’s premier sporting destinations. Monaco is now a beacon for popular spectator sports such as football, rugby, tennis and cycling, as well as the famous Grand Prix.
The principality has long held an association with the game of football, with the UEFA Super Cup between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League being held at Monaco’s famous Stade Louis III stadium for over fifteen years. Despite losing this privilege back in 2012, club team AS Monaco have now become one of the most dominant forces in French football, even reaching the final of the Champions League back in 2004. Having been founded in 1924, the Red and Whites have enjoyed long periods of success across the border in France, including seven French league titles. What the Stade Louis III stadium lacks in size compared to some of their rivals, it more than makes up for in its presence, with the architecturally stunning arena one of the most unique in the whole of Europe. AS Monaco have started off the French season in fine style, and for those of you who are not lucky enough to see Leonardo Jardim’s men live, why not bet on the match here, with Betway offering a full football betting service on all French Ligue 1 games.
As well as this, the famous Monaco Grand Prix has long been held in high regard by drivers and supporters alike, and having first been ran back in 1929, is one of the principalities most iconic events. As well as being one of the most challenging circuits in the Formula 1 calendar, the fact that fans fill every inch of the narrow streets in order to get a good vantage point makes it a unique race for all. Britain’s Lewis Hamilton won the 2016 race for the Mercedes team, however the three-time World Champion remains the underdog with bookmakers Betway to retain his title.
Elsewhere, the country is also known for having one of the most difficult rally races in the world. The Monte Carlo Rally was originally held for Prince Albert 1, going on to host the opening stage of both the World Rally Championship and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge in recent history. Monaco is also the venue for various sports like the Monte Carlo Open Golf, as well as the Monaco Marathon, which is the only marathon in the world that passes through three separate countries.