Artistic swimming, often hailed as “water ballet”, will soon make a grand splash at the “MGM Artistic Swimming Elite Extravaganza & Macao Open Artistic Swimming Competition 2023” this month. A strong lineup of China’s three renowned teams, namely China’s National Artistic Swimming Team, Beijing Artistic Swimming Team and Sichuan Artistic Swimming Team, will come to Macau to present a set of exhilarating performances. Meanwhile, audiences can be amazed at the breathtaking water acrobatics of the award-winning athletes – Shi Haoyu, Yang Shuncheng and Dai Shiyi who earlier clinched gold medals at the Mixed Duet Free Routine and Solo Free Routine Categories of the World Aquatics Artistic Swimming World Cup and will strive to compete in the coming Olympic games.
MGM has been proactively bolstering the local sports industry, as part of its commitment to pushing forward Tourism+ development in Macau. The Company is delighted to be Macau’s first integrated tourism enterprise to launch the city’s maiden artistic swimming-themed mega sports event “MGM Artistic Swimming Elite Extravaganza & Macao Open Artistic Swimming Competition 2023” from June 23 to 25 at the Aquatic Centre of the Olympic Sports Centre. The three-day sports gala – in collaboration with the Associação Geral de Natação de Macau and the Macau Artistic Swimming Team, together with the support of the Sports Bureau – will usher in the “Artistic Swimming Elite Extravaganza”, with three top national teams performing at the opening (June 24) and closing ceremony (June 25). In addition, a total of around 180 top athletes from China will gather in Macau to compete in the annual “Open Artistic Swimming Competition”.
The latter part of the event will take place at MGM COTAI – where MGM will host a "Sharing Session" for national athletes to share their exceptional sports career, and also provide a platform for local artistic swimmers to exchange with the distinguished teams. The mega sports event will be concluded with a dinner banquet for all participating contestants and performing teams. Through the event, The Company wishes to augment the synergy of tourism and sports sectors, elevating the overall standard of the local sports scene to help spur Macau’s high-quality and diversified development.
The three-day artistic swimming event is open to everyone for free entry. Starting from June 10 onwards, complimentary tickets will be distributed online and at the Box Office of MGM COTAI on a first come, first served basis. Each person is entitled to a maximum of 4 tickets per event day. The Open Competition is comprised of four categories, including "Technical", "Freestyle Solo", "Freestyle Duet" and "Freestyle Team". The public can grasp the opportunity to appreciate the dexterous movements of China’s leading artistic swimming teams, and enjoy the fierce competition between local athletes. For more details about ticketing, as well as schedules of contests and performances, please visit https://www.mgm.mo/en/cotai/entertainment/MGM-Artistic-Swimming-Elite-Extravaganza-Macao-Open-Artistic-Swimming-Competition-2023.
MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau.
MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.
MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.
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