Thursday, 27 April 2017
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cyclingPortugal’s controversial 2020 National Road Safety Strategy program (PENSE2020) has dropped studying mandatory helmet laws for cyclists, after strong public opposition.  Shortly after being launched for public consultation, in the midst of the Christmas holiday season, over 600 cyclists marched throughout Lisbon urging for the helmet proposal to be dropped.

The Road Authority stated that there were over 500 written contributions from citizens and bicycle mobility associations, many of which demanding for helmet laws not to go ahead. Both FPCUB and MUBi sent public letters regarding the mistakes in the Road Strategy’s proposal, with a particular focus on the negative effects of mandatory bicycle helmets.

Volunteer Marshals wanted for Portugal Golf Open - May 11th to 14thThe Portugal Open Golf has returned to the Algarve  with the event this year being held at Morgado Golf Club from the 11th to 14th May. We are in need of volunteer marshals for this event.

Anyone interested should email me loulogs60@hotmail.com for a volunteer marshal application form.

Volunteers will receive Polo shirts, Wind/rain tops, caps and lunch vouchers.

The World’s Most Travelled FootballersLike countless people around the world, here at Kiwi.com we’re huge football fans. As well as the thrill of the beautiful game, we’re often amazed by the players’ extravagant lives. But few take note of the huge amount of travel involved as part of the sport. With the season in full swing, we wondered: how much might a player travel throughout their careers? Which stars are paid the most per mile? And who is the most carded player per mile travelled?

stadiumSpain will not forget International Women's Day 2017 anytime soon. For the first time in their history, Spain won the Algarve Cup, the prestigious invitational tournament. Even more remarkably, they did it on their first participation in the competition.

Spain defeated defending Algarve Cup champions Canada 1-0 in the final in Faro thanks to an early goal scored by defender Leila Ouahabi in the fourth minute.

Adega Mayor Golf Tournament at Boa VistaWith perfect weather conditions and no wind at all, Boavista Golf & Spa Resort welcomed the 64 players that attended the 7th edition of Adega Mayor Tournament on the 28th of January.
This popular event proved once more to be a lively and very competitive tournament, as we can see from the results.

Squash OPen - FInlandThe 2017 Savcor Finnish Squash Open is currently taking place in Finland. The tournament started on 26 January and ended on the 29th.

Portuguese Rui Soares participated in this tournament and was seeded No.3.

amendoeiraSmallThe Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort has won the prestigious World Golf Award as Portugal’s Best Golf Course in a sensational night for Portuguese golf and travel.

Designed by 6-time Major Champion, Sir Nick Faldo, and complimented by world-class resort amenities, the Faldo Course at Amendoeira has been recognised on the world stage at the recent World Golf Awards.

PadraigHamiltonPadraig Harrington won on the European tour at Vilamoura this weekend, raising him from 159th to 97th in the rankings as he held off the challenge of defending champion Andy Sullivan at the Portugal Masters showing calm under pressure with a closing 65 to finish 23 under par.

Sullivan won the event by nine shots last season and this year looked good with birdies on four out of his first five holes giving him 22 under par at the end of the weekend.