BEWARE THE ULTIMATE NINJA WARRIORS OF CANNES!

La nouvelle saison du jeu populaire se passe une nouvelle à Cannes. The new season of the popular is once again taking place in Cannes.
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Following the success of its first season, the French version of TV series Ninja Warrior  will be back on our screens this summer, once again featuring numerous shots of the old port of Cannes.

Filming is underway on the Esplanade Pantiero, right in the heart of the city, and will continue until Thursday the 13th. A great occasion for locals to see hundreds of wannabe ninjas compete to become the ultimate warrior.

Based on the global hit « Sasuke », which is now in its 31st season in Japan and has led to many spin-offs around the globe, including Singapore, Malaysia, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, and the US, the extreme fitness show is definitely the biggest and most impossible obstacle course in the world. To date, only three contestants have completed it, so the 250 participants who are currently taking part in the French version of the game are sure to be in for a rough ride.

They will first have to tackle the six obstacles of the assault course in an attempt to reach the Top 10 and earn themselves a place in the final, which will be decided in a timed race on the last day of the event. Last year, no competitor was able to complete the entire course and so the prize money of €100,000 was left unclaimed.

The second season will once again air on French TV channel TF1, which acquired the rights for the show in 2015, and will see the return of popular presenters Sandrine Quétier, Denis Brogniart and Christophe Beaugrand.

250 seats are available each day for the event, allocated on a first come, first served basis, so if you want to see what the buzz is all about, get thee along to Cannes!

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CANNES GOES PINK IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Nouvel article publié dans Riviera Buzz (New article published in Riviera Buzz)

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Just a few days in advance of Pink October, Cannes hosts the 10th edition of the Odysséa charity race, increasing awareness about breast cancer.

We all have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, so if you have no plans on the 21st of September, it should not be too hard to find the motivation to join thousands of other participants wearing pink, despite the early starton a Sunday morning!

The race is open to everyone: young and old, women and men, those affected by the disease or not. And there is absolutely no need to be an athlete to participate — there are three different events to suit all abilites and levels, including a 1km run for children, a 5km run or walk (3.1 miles) and a 10km run or walk (6.2 miles).

Established in 2002, the Odysséa association organizes races throughout Metropolitan France and in la Réunion. Over the years, it has mobilized about 340,000 people and collected more than €3.4 million. Nearly €52,000 has been raised to date in Cannes, and the profits of this year’s event will be split between three local associations dedicated to fight the disease: DÉFI DE FEMMESSOS CANCER DU SEIN PACA and TOUJOURS FEMME PAYS DE GRASSE.

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After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide, accounting for 16% of all female cancers. It is also the primary cause of female mortality in France, with a death related to breast cancer occuring every hour.

The Odysséa race takes places on Sunday, the 21st of September on Boulevard Carnot in Cannes. It starts at 9:30 am for the 1km, 9:45 am for the 5km and 10:00 am for the 10km.

All images courtesy Odysséa