At the BMW X3 Games, the Sport & Style team from Hungary secured victory. From Thursday to Saturday, the team showed impressive versatility in Geneva to win the first multi-sport competition for amateur athletes organised by BMW with a total points score of 315. Disciplines included running, golf, skiing, driving, mountain biking and sailing. As a reward for their performances, Adam Baksay-Szabo, Miklos vatai and Szabolcs Majthenyi won three new BMW X3 cars.
"The BMW X3 Games had everything we promised from this multi-sport event," says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President BMW Brand Communications. "Amateur sportsmen and women of all ages from throughout Europe met to compete in Geneva and demonstrated their ability in a fantastic atmosphere. Congratulations to the winning team Sport & Style from Hungary. To come through six completely different disciplines and defeat such a high-quality field deserves the utmost respect."
The winners, along with 51 other teams from 19 countries, competed in the BMW X3 games, which kicked off with a 14km run and a round of golf in Gross Stableford format. The second day, and the teams moved on to Chamonix Mont Blanc, near Geneva for the ski competition before showing their skills behind the wheel of the BMW X3. Saturday's finale included the athletes competing on BMW Cross Country Mountain Bikes before boarding Beneteaus First Class 7.5 Yachts for a regatta on Lake Geneva. Competitors also completed a creative task, which involved using photography skills to capture some impressions of joy, dynamics, challenge and aesthetics - the best of which were also recognised.
A draw of 15,000 registrations took place to choose the 52 teams to take place in the BMW X3 games.Published 10 May 2011