Andorra Telecom joints MoraBanc Andorra as a sponsor of the new phase of the ACB league, begun in the 2014-2015 season. The collaboration with the club is part of the telecommunications provider’s policy of promoting sports.
Bàsquet Club Andorra, a basketball club founded in 1970, is one of the country's leading sports organisations and has consolidated its position in Europe's most competitive league. The club finished the 2016-2017 season with excellent results, classifying for the Copa del Rey, where it was eliminated by Real Madrid in a memorable match; and the playoffs, where it was also defeated by Madrid.
This positive performance in the ACB league allowed MoraBanc to participate in the Eurocup in the 2017-2018 season, facing powerful rivals such as Unics Kazan, Cedevita Zagreb, Levallois Metropolitans, Darufassa Istanbul or Fiat Turin.
Andorra Telecom supports skiing, as well as one of its great international competitions: the Borrufa Trophy. Held since 1992, Ordino and the country as a whole have given a very warm welcome to the international delegates to this event, a unique occasion to see future champions in action.
The Borrufa Trophy, held on the slopes at Arcalís, is considered one of the most prestigious and important events on the alpine skiing calendar of the ISF's Children's Races Organizing Committee. The race is open to young people in the U14 categories (13- and 14-year-olds) and those in the U16 category (15- and 16-year-olds).
The Andorran delegation obtained a total of 11 awards in this edition, which allowed it to obtain a third place in the general classification, behind Italy and Great Britain.
La Font Blanca, held on the slopes at Vallnord, is a competition that opens the Mountain Skiing World Cup. The intense snowfall didn't prevent the 2017 edition of a trial that, year after year, allows Andorran fans to follow the world’s elite in a growing sport.
The Font Blanca individual race was won by the young German Anton Plazer, after an intense rivalry with Italian Damiano Lenzi in the male category. The female category was won by the 2016 world champion, Laetitia Roux of France.
In the ISMF Senior Espoir category, the absolute victors were Oriol Cardona of Spain and Alba de Silvestro of Italy. The Italian team dominated in the ISMF Junior category, with the victory of Davide Magnini and Giuliana Emmurallada.
The media impact of the race grows year after year, and Andorra Telecom collaborates with the positive development of this trial for the world championship of mountain skiing, guaranteeing coverage for the organizers.
The TIM Andorra has managed to position itself on the list of the most attractive sporting events. Since its beginnings in 2008, it has undergone constant growth in terms of the number of participants and the quality of the teams taking part. Andorra Telecom, as a technological partner, has accompanied the TIM Andorra in its expansion progress.
The inclusion of the tournament in the international schedule of the International Basketball Federation has meant a definitive boost for the competition.
Each year, more than two hundred junior teams and thousands of players and coaches take part in a tournament which is held over several weekends at facilities spread throughout the country.
The Vallnord Bike Park has hosted two of the International Cycling Union’s mountain biking championships this year: the Masters Mountain Bike World Championships and the World Cup.
The Masters World Championships, which included racers aged 30-70 grouped into multiple categories, is held from June 19-24. This important mountain biking event was won by Olivier Nicole and Severine Cigana.
The same facilities at Vallnord housed the fifth World Cup trials, which took place in Andorra with 700 racers from 121 teams and 400 volunteers. A total of 35,000 fans followed a competition that was dominated by Nino Schurter and Tana Belomoina, victors in the elite cross-country category.
Andorra Telecom is the technological partner for this event, providing all communications services for the mountain biking World Cup.
The ninth edition of Andorra Ultra Trail Vallnord came to a close with a record of participants and with the great success of Eufòria, a demanding 233-kilometer trial with 20,000 metres of altitude gain. A total of 3,210 runners from 50 countries participated in a well-known event from the international calendar.
Andorra Telecom’s contribution was essential to ensuring the success of the race. Guaranteeing the riders’ location and the organisation’s connectivity were the priorities of the telecommunications company, which supplied a comprehensive technological set-up and a large human team.
A total of 270 markers were placed along the routes of the different races, so as to ensure the real-time tracking of the riders on the map. This helped to ensure their safety. This same technology allowed riders to be followed over the Internet.
The timing and controls were carried out using a network covering all the verification points, while Andorra Telecom also ensured the connectivity of race management and the assistance teams.
Andorra Telecom provided the infrastructure to stream the progress of the riders past different points on the route. This made it possible to view live coverage on the Internet from the webcams located in Sorteny, La Coma d’Arcalís, El Coll de la Botella, Port de Cabús, Els Cortals d’Encamp, the sports hall of the Escola Andorrana de la Margineda and Llorts.
From a sports perspective, the pair made up of Nahuel Passerat and Julián Morcillo completed the Eufòria in 68 hours and 49 minutes, while the Ronda dels Cims was won by Antoine Guillon.
Andorra was the focus of much of the media attention in the world of motorcycle trials in 2017. In addition to the celebration of the Andorran trials for the World Championship and the Spanish Championship in Sant Julià, the General Assembly and gala for the International Motorcycle Federation were held from November 25-26. Andorra Telecom was the technological partner for all three events.
The gala, held at Andorra Park Hotel, served to recognize the over 40 world champions from 13 disciplines, including both pilots and teams. Some of the awardees were resident pilot Toni Bou, who was crowned world champion of motorcycle trials for the 22nd time, and Marc Màrquez, who earned his fourth MotoGP title.
The Spanish Championships, held in October, were won by Albert Cabestany, although Toni Bou’s second place allowed him to mathematically reinforce his title with one race to go. The winners of the local competition for the World Championship, held in June, were Adam Raga, Jaime Busto and Toni Bou.
Athletes from all over Europe gather in Encamp in September to participate in the second consecutive edition of the Reebok Spartan Race, a competition that this year will be held together with the European Championship of this spectacular obstacle race.
Even in September, the snow was an unexpected guest, making a demanding race even more so. 4,500 runners from 65 countries attended.
This activity has enjoyed the support of Andorra Telecom ever since its arrival in Andorra.