WASSERMAN SIGNS CANDIDE THOVEX
FREERIDE WORLD CHAMPION AND SKI LEGEND JOINS MANAGEMENT COMPANY OF SPORTING ELITE
Wasserman Media Group has announced that French skiing star Candide Thovex has joined the agency following on from his success in the 2010 Freeride World Tour and with his current Candide Kamera project alongside Quiksilver.
Thovex, widely regarded as one of the most successful skiers of all time, winning three XGames titles and the Freeride World Tour on his first attempt, is also one of the most celebrated with his modest and relaxed style. He has won over 11 titles covering all disciplines making him one of the most versatile and complete skiers of his generation. He know joins Wasserman with likes of Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Travis Rice, Travis Pastrana and Mark Cavendish as part of the Wasserman athlete representation division. The agency will be exclusively responsible for developing his commercial & PR opportunities ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and beyond.
Thovex said, “I’m really excited to be joining Wasserman. Their client list is the best in the world and being part of a company who has a history of successfully managing top athletes can only be beneficial in what is a big few years for me. It’s extremely important to have the right management behind me now to allow me to focus all of my energies on riding and completing my current and future projects.”
Wasserman Senior Agent Gregg Turner, who becomes Thovex’s new representative, said of the signing: “Candide has been a name within the ski industry synonymous with success of the highest level, and in pioneering new ideas within the sport. It’s extremely exciting for Wasserman to work with Candide and we are looking forward to help him achieve his goals and ambitions for the future. He’s an exceptional talent and his successes to date simply underlie his potential to become one of the greatest skiers of all time”.
Circe Wallace, Senior Vice President for Wasserman Action Sports, commented: “Wasserman Media Group is dedicated to working with the best people in sport. Gregg Turner signing an amazing talent such as Candide as his first introduction to our European management expansion is testament to our commitment to working with the best. We are excited to welcome Gregg to our management division and ecstatic that Candide is now a part of our roster. I look forward to helping our European team grow our business and help athletes take advantage of the knowledge and resources our team can provide.”
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