Entain-sponsored athlete skates into Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The Entain Foundation has been sponsoring athletes since 2018.
The Entain Foundation has been sponsoring athletes since 2018.

Niall Treacy has qualified for the 1000m speed skating at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

UK.- In a major achievement for the Entain’s Foundation’s partnership with SportsAid, its sponsored athlete Niall Treacy has qualified for February’s Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

Treacy from Warwickshire in England will represent Team GB in the speed skating 1000m race.

Team GB announced his selection following a fourth-place finish at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary.

Treacy ranked in the top-15 skaters in the Olympic qualifier. His older brother Farrell Treacy represented Team GB in the same event at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

The gaming operator Entain’s CSR foundation and SportsAid sponsor 50 aspiring athletes each year in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, with each athlete receiving financial support towards training, competition, travel and equipment.

The Entain Foundation also supports football clubs in The Trident Leagues, which comprise some 240 clubs and 15,000 players in villages, towns and cities in England and Wales.

Grainne Hurst, the Entain Foundation’s director of regulatory affairs, said: “We are really delighted for Niall that he will be competing at the Beijing Olympics next year. We support SportsAid because it is clearly helping aspiring young athletes in communities across the country compete at the highest level.”

Entain sells Betdaq

Last month, Entain sold the online betting exchange Betdaq to Irish businessman Dermot Desmond. The price of the transaction has not been revealed, but it’s reported to be well under £25m.

The deal means the UK’s second-largest betting exchange returns to its original owner, who invested in Betdaq during the early days of online gambling.

Alderney-based and Gibraltar-licensed, Betdaq began operating in 2001 and was sold to Ladbrokes for €30m in 2013.

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