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MBA Tournament 2006

On the weekend of the 27th and 28th of May, the impressive IE team sponsored by
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flew to Paris in order to attend the 16th edition of the MBA Tournament
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The MBAT, hosted on the HEC Jouy-en-Josas campus, represents the largest annual gathering of international business school students and unites all involved in three days of athletic competition and camaraderie in sports ranging from swimming to salsa dancing. This year 170 people from the International and Spanish MBA Programs at Instituto de Empresa participated in the event, which witnessed the attendance of 13 schools including IESE, LBS, HEC, Bocconi and INSEAD amongst others. In an event that saw the victory of LBS, Instituto de Empresa ended up fourth in the overall ranking, which is an outstanding result given the number of schools participants and the top quality of the players. This fantastic achievement is especially remarkable considering that IE has a one-year program to draw participants from unlike LBS and IESE that ranked respectively first and second.
Instituto de Empresa achieved the first three places in the following sports:
1st in Babyfoot (Foosball)
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2nd in Women Football
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2nd in Swimming
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3rd Handball
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3rd Men Football
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We also won the first place in Golf and performed superbly in many other disciplines such as Basketball, Tennis, Sailing, Squash, Rugby, Mountain Biking, Volleyball, Climbing, Table Tennis, Rowing, Badminton, Petanque, Beach Volleyball, Track and Field, Tug of War, Chess, Cross Country, Rollerblading, Salsa Dancing, Cricket and Ultimate Frisbee.
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Thanks to all the IE students and partners that went to Paris, participated, cheered and supported. A special recognition for the The MBAT 2006 Committee: Annette, María and Steffi; David, Luca and Kysha. We missed Kysha for the picture.
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We hope that everyone will carry with himself the memories of these days and this will further strengthen the sense of belonging to the IE community. We hand the baton to next year’s intake the will surely have the same energy to increase the participant base and come back with a larger number of trophies.
We also want to thank KYOCERA, our sponsor, and the company´s General Manager, Oscar Sánchez (IMBA94), for their support.
Well done and Go IE!!!!