Event Notes: Toronto Wolfpack, Toulouse Olympique To Kickoff '18 Magic Weekend
Rugby Championship sides Toronto Wolfpack and Toulouse Olympique XIII will kick off Super League's Magic Weekend in '18. It is the "first time in Magic Weekend history a Championship fixture will open the event," to be held at St. James' Park from May 19-20. The match was originally scheduled as a Round 14 home game for the newly-promoted Wolfpack (BBC, 12/12).
The Int'l Triathlon Union launched a mixed relay series on Monday to "give athletes more ways to earn qualification points" for the mixed relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and "broaden the sport’s appeal." The series will officially debut in Nottingham on June 7 before the British leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Leeds. The format "then moves to Hamburg for the Mixed Relay World Championship, before the last leg in Edmonton in July" (REUTERS, 12/11).
Int'l sports and music event tickets provider Sports Events 365 launched its service in South Korea. Sports Events 365 started a Korean-language website and a full-service Korean-language reservations call center. The website and call center allow Korean sports tourists, individuals and groups to buy tickets online to some 60,000 sports events a year at hundreds of destinations, mostly in Europe and North America (Sports Events 365).