"The Commerce World's Strongest Man" Returns to Commerce Hotel & Casino and Los Angeles for 2014 Competition

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For the 37th production of the premier televised event in strength athletics, "The Commerce World’s Strongest Man" 2014 competition will be held at Commerce Hotel & Casino in Commerce, Calif., and at famous locations throughout Los Angeles.

For the 37th production of the premier televised event in strength athletics, "The Commerce World's Strongest Man" 2014 competition will be held at Commerce Hotel $ Casino in Commerce, Calif., and at famous locations throughout Los Angeles.

The 2012 event was also held at Commerce Hotel & Casino, which was the title sponsor of the 2013 event in Sanya, China, before becoming both title sponsor and host in 2014.

Five qualifying events on Saturday, March 22, and Monday, March 24, and four final events on Saturday, March 29, will be contested at The Commerce Hotel & Casino. These three days are open to the public and admission is free.

Other competition open to the public and free of charge will be Tuesday, March 25 at Universal City Walk in Hollywood and Friday, March 28, at Venice Beach.

"The Commerce World’s Strongest Man" will be televised domestically on CBS Sports Network and internationally in over 100 countries and territories on five continents. The 2013 finals were televised by CBS as one of its major sports events on Super Bowl Sunday.

The series is produced by IMG Media, the production and distribution arm of IMG—the global sports, entertainment and media company.

American Brian Shaw is the defending champion and will be one of 30 competitors of international renown seeking the title in what is considered to be the world’s most important strength competition.

"This is our third consecutive year having a dominant presence with The World’s Strongest Man television production. It is a fabulous IMG property that allows us to reach both our domestic and international consumers," said Commerce Casino General Manager Jeff Harris.

Previous host sites for show include Zambia, Iceland, Morocco, China, South Africa and various locations in the United States.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Laura Paquelet, PSE-3, (919) 719-2710

MEDIA CREDENTIALS—Media credentials and specific interview requests should be directed to Rebecca Levin of IMG at 914-218-1162.


Saturday, March 22    The Commerce Hotel & Casino
9:15am – Loading Race
2:30pm – Vehicle Pull

Sunday, March 23    Paramount Studios (closed set, not open to the public)
9:15am – Fingal's Fingers
12:45pm – Deadlift
4:00pm – Squat Lift

Monday, March 24    The Commerce Hotel & Casino
9:15am – Super Yoke
12:30pm – Car Walk
4:00pm – Viking Press

Tuesday, March 25    Universal City Walk, Hollywood
3:15pm – Overhead Lift
7:30pm – Atlas Stones

Friday, March 28    Venice Beach
9:30am – Loading Race
11:45am – Overhead Medley
2:45pm – Keg Toss

Saturday, March 29     The Commerce Hotel & Casino 9:30am – Vehicle Pull
12:00pm – Squat Lift
3:45pm – Atlas Stones
5:00pm – Awards

COMMERCE CASINO—Commerce Casino—the largest poker casino in the world—has nearly every form of poker: Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud, Omaha, Pot Limit, Mexican Poker, Pineapple, Draw, Low-Ball and many others. Other table games offered include Baccarat and EZ Baccarat—with the most tables in the West—Pai Gow, Pai Gow Tiles, Blackjack and more. Amenities include a Crowne Plaza Hotel, full-service spa, choice restaurants and a convenient location near Rodeo Drive, Disneyland and the great Los Angeles nightlife. Commerce Casino is home to the $20 million Los Angeles Poker Classic, and horseracing fans can enjoy off-track betting action at the Commerce Casino Racebook. Commerce Casino is located at 6131 East Telegraph Rd., Commerce, Calif. 90040, just off the Santa Ana (5) Freeway at the Washington Boulevard Exit. For more information, visit commercecasino.com or call 323.721.2100.

IMG MEDIA—IMG Media is the world’s largest independent distributor of sports programming, distributing over 20,000 hours of content to major global broadcasters annually. This content originates from more than 200 clients and events including AELTC (Wimbledon), Tennis Australia (The Australian Open), Indy Car Racing (Indy 500), The R&A (The Open Championship), ING New York City Marathon, National Football League (NFL) and Professional Bull Riding (PBR). IMG Media operates from more than 30 offices worldwide and distributes across all forms of media including TV, Audio, Fixed Media, In-flight and Closed Circuit, Broadband and Mobile. IMG Media also maintains the world’s largest sports archive with more than 250,000 hours of footage.

PSE-3—PSE-3, based in Raleigh, N.C., is in its 16th year as a communications, marketing and sales firm serving the entertainment and sports industries. Company information is available at pse-3.com.

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