Industry Shorts: Formula E, Short Course Swimming

04 Dec 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Formula E will be given World Championship status by the FIA from next year.

The motorsport series will be certified as a World Championship series from the beginning of its seventh season in 2020/2021. Currently, Formula 1 is the only single-seater racing series to have the certification.

The agreement was signed after the FIA’s World Motorsport Council voted in favour of the move at its headquarters in Paris.

Organisers for the LEN European Short Course Swimming Championships 2019, which takes place in Glasgow, have announced that a field of 531 swimmers from 49 countries will take part.

The week-long event will be held at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre and will be the 20th edition of the Championships. Held every two years, the competition takes place in a 25-metre pool and will see 40 European short course champions crowned.

34 of the swimmers in this year’s field won medals at last year’s Glasgow 2018 European Championships with 49 medals in total between them.

UK-based design agency Jump has been commissioned by Eurovision Sport and the International Biathlon Union to produce the new onscreen design package for the 2019/20 biathlon season.

Jump has worked with character animation specialist Nick Savy, who hand-animated bespoke movement to achieve the specific Biathlon style of skiing which will feature in the package.

IRONMAN has announced its first ever race in Russia.

The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 St Petersburg will take place in the country’s second-largest city on 19th July 2020, and is the 12th new race location announced for the 2020 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 race calendar.

Playfinder, a search and booking platform for recreational sports, says it has reached overfunding on its £650k Crowdcube raise.

Launched on the platform just two weeks ago, it is now generating £170k worth of bookings per month, with an average growth rate of 8.5% month-on-month since January 2018.