Our athletics sponsorship from grassroots to elite
August 28, 2014
Weltklasse Zürich has repeatedly been the stage for unique athletics stories over the years. The very first meeting back in 1928 saw nine-time Olympic champion Paavo Nurmi, a true giant of world athletics, line up at the start. Since then, countless global stars have given their all in Zurich's Letzigrund arena, reacting to the unique atmosphere of the sold-out stadium with unbelievable performances. The enthusiasm of the spectators and the professionalism of the organization ensure that Weltklasse Zürich attracts a host of top athletes every year. UBS has been the main sponsor of Weltklasse Zürich, one of the most important sporting events in Switzerland, since 1981.
Young athletes train with the world's best
You can also enjoy the program of events accompanying the Weltklasse Zürich Week – in particular the "Young athletes train with the world's best"sessions two days before the main meeting, where young people get the chance to train with the world's elite athletes. With UBS helping the stars of tomorrow rub shoulders with the stars of today at eleven different locations across Switzerland, it is not only their pulses that will be racing.
Training sessions will once again be held in the following towns and cities on August 26, 2014: Basel, Langenthal, Mendrisio, Schaffhausen, Teufen, Thun, Zurich and Zug.
Visit the Weltklasse Zürich website to find out how you can get hold of one of the over 100 start numbers available for each location.
What do the Swiss Starters expect from the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich? How are they preparing? What else is happening on the Swiss athletics scene? For the latest from news and social media, go to swiss-starters.ch!
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