FIFA World Cup Tour Vis­its Barbados

The FIFA World Cup Tro­phy tour pre­sented by Coca-​Cola made their stop in Bar­ba­dos on Tues­day, Octo­ber 22nd 2013. At the recep­tion hosted by the Banks Hold­ings Lim­ited Group and held at the Hilton Hotel, FIFA rep­re­sen­ta­tive Jan Schet­ters pre­sented Sen­a­tor the Hon. Darcy Boyce with the minia­ture FIFA World Cup Tro­phy. The tour is aimed at build­ing the World Cup fever in prepa­ra­tion for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. This is the third time that the sym­bol of foot­ball has gone on tour. It will be vis­it­ing 88 coun­tries in 267 days. The first FIFA World Cup game is set for June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

His­tory And Key Facts Of The FIFA World Cup™ Tro­phy Tour By Coca-​Cola
• The first time the Orig­i­nal FIFA World Cup™ Tro­phy made an unprece­dented tour vis­it­ing 31 cities in 28 coun­tries over a three-​month stretch was in 2006, from 7 Jan­u­ary to 10 April, before the FIFA World Cup in Ger­many. This tour began in Accra, Ghana, and fin­ished up in Rome, Italy, by way of Rio, Mex­ico City, Port of Spain, Los Ange­les, Tokyo, Bei­jing and Lon­don, to name just a few. The 2006 FIFA World Cup Ger­many™ Tro­phy Tour was a huge success.

• Sec­ond time out, the Tour vis­ited 84 coun­tries and 130 cities all over the World, includ­ing 50 African nations, in order to cel­e­brate the first ever FIFA World Cup on African soil. The Tour lasted from Sep­tem­ber 2009 to May 2010, going from Ukraine to New Zealand, pass­ing by Kaza­khstan, Greece and Venezuela, just to men­tion a few of its many stops.

• This is the third time that the Orig­i­nal FIFA World Cup™ Tro­phy is going on tour around the world. The 20132014 Tro­phy Tour will visit 88 coun­tries dur­ing its 267-​day duration.

• The Tro­phy Tour will begin its jour­ney in Rio de Janeiro on 12 Sep­tem­ber 2013. Depart­ing from the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, the FIFA World Cup™ Tro­phy will travel around the world for nine months before return­ing to the coun­try that will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil.

• The total dis­tance cov­ered dur­ing the Tour will be 149,576.78 km (92,942.702 miles). In other words, more than three times the cir­cum­fer­ence of earth!

• The Tour was devel­oped through an exclu­sive part­ner­ship between FIFA and Coca-​Cola, one of FIFA’s longest-​standing cor­po­rate partners.

• Dur­ing the Tro­phy Tour, fans will be given the chance to enjoy a rare close-​up view of the authen­tic FIFA World Cup Tro­phy. Free tick­ets to the 20132014 Tro­phy Tour will be made avail­able to con­sumers via Coca-​Cola pro­mo­tions in coun­tries on the route.

• At events in each city, fans will have the oppor­tu­nity to have a sou­venir photo taken of them­selves with the tro­phy, view a spe­cial holo­gram ani­ma­tion show­cas­ing mem­o­rable moments of the FIFA World Cup, par­tic­i­pate in inter­ac­tive dis­plays and enjoy other entertainment.

• Fuleco, the Offi­cial Mas­cot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, will also be accom­pa­ny­ing the Tour at sev­eral stops on its journey.

His­tory and Key Facts sourced from www​.fifa​.com
Photo sourced from www​.fifa​.com

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
Scroll to Top