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24th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow in St. Moritz, 24 to 27 January 2008 - Best conditions and again top class players in St. Moritz

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St. Moritz (ots)

The 24th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow is only
days away and conditions are almost perfect. It is practically
unheard of for the ice to be so thick at this time of year. There is
plenty of snow on the lake and work on the infrastructure is pushing
ahead at full speed. The four teams competing in this year's Cartier
Polo World Cup on Snow bring with them a wealth of experience and
new, up-and-coming talent.
This is very welcome news for the organisers of the world's
biggest and most prestigious winter polo tournament, particularly
coming after last year's problems: a sudden and unexpected period of
mild weather seriously delayed construction. But it's not only the
conditions on the ground that are, so far, ideal. The entries for the
24th Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow are once again top class.
Ten-goaler in St. Moritz
For the first time ever, St. Moritz welcomes a 10-goaler in the
person of one of the world's best players, the Argentine polo crack
Bartolomé Castagnola. Worldwide, there are only a handful of polo
players who have the maximum handicap of +10. This is a high spot in
the 24-year history of the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow, and one of
which the organizers are particularly proud. "We are immensely
excited about "Lolo" Castagnola's participation. It is an honour for
us to be able to attract players of his class. It is also a sign that
the importance and the appeal of the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow
are growing every year", says Sibylle Bitterli, Managing Director of
the St. Moritz Polo AG. The four teams competing for the coveted
Cartier-Trophy read like a Who's Who of the polo world.
New grandstand
If the weather is fine, Lake St. Moritz can expect to welcome more
than 20,000 spectators and polo fans over the four days of the
tournament from 24 to 27 January. To accommodate and cater for
visitors and spectators, the necessary infrastructure has this year
been expanded. The VIP area has been extended by 600 m2 and Gamma
Catering will have three catering units instead of just one. For the
first time, there will be a lounge with bar, open to all spectators,
where visitors can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and music from Cuba.
Another innovation this year is the new central stand.
Further information about the St. Moritz Polo Club and the Cartier
Polo World Cup on Snow can be found at
Note: The entire press release can be downloaded in       
pdf-format under


St. Moritz Polo AG
Stefan Mathys
Public Relations
Via Maistra 24
7500 St. Moritz
Tel.: +41/81/839'92'92
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