Vivendi Sports is a Vivendi Village unit whose aim is to design and organize sports competitions on the African continent.
Sports have always been a main focus of Vivendi’s development. The most popular and prestigious sporting events are broadcast on its television channels. Canal+ Group is the sponsor of many sporting competitions in the various countries where it operates. Its teams continuously reinvent the way events are covered and broadcast, and its journalists and commentators are standard-setters in the field.
The competitions organized by Vivendi Sports are part of the international federations’ competition roster and the results are ratified by them.
Vivendi Sports’ competitions closely interact with the Group’s different activities. The competitions take place as much as possible at or close to a CanalOlympia venue, are associated with live concerts and benefit from an important coverage by the Canal+ television channels.
Road cycling was the focus of the first competition being organized. The Tour de l’Espoir 2018 was the first of six races in the Union Cycliste Internationale’s under 23 years of age Nations’ Cup. It was held in Africa for the first time, in Cameroon. The 2019 edition, which took place from 4 to 9 February, saw the Eritrean team top the table.
Jab&Vibes, that took place on October 20, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal, marks the return of international boxing competitions in Africa. Additional sporting events will be announced shortly.