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Portimão - European City of Sport, 2019

portimaoarenaPortimão Council’s President, Isilda Gomes, has accepted the flag that distinguished the municipality as the European City of Sport 2019, from Gian Lupattelli, the president and founder of the Association of European Capitals of Sport.

The award was presented at the European Parliament, where the Councillor for Sport, Teresa Mendes, was present at a ceremony that brought together representatives of more than 30 European cities.

Isilda Gomes took the opportunity to invite all the representatives of those cities present to visit Portimão, saying the preparatory work is in its final phase, with more than 350 events scheduled from January 18th next year, when there will be an opening ceremony at Portimão Arena.

In addition to Lupattelli, the ceremony was attended by Tibor Navracsics, the European Commissioner for Sports and Nuno Santos, President of ACES Portugal.

The city of Braga was awarded the best European Sports City for 2018.

Comments  

0 #3 Ed 2019-01-29 08:51
Quoting David Clark:
:sad: So frustrating, all the journals advertise this as a major event but no link to the activities that are going on there. How on earth are these events supposed to be a success if no-one knows they are taking place. I love this country but am so frustrated by the poor marketing of what is going on on your own doorstep!

February 20 ‘Volta ao Algarve’ cycling competition.

March 23 and 24, Championship of Triathlon and Mixed Relay

April 20 and May 5 the town will be hosting the Windsurfing World Championships.

The European Ultimate Friesbee Championship will May 6 to 11

Open Portugal golf tournament (May 9-12). UIM F1H2O World Championship powerboat competition (May 17-19).

To see the full list of events, visit
https://www.cm-portimao.pt/portimaodesporto2019/index.php?lang=pt
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0 #2 David Clark 2019-01-29 07:29
:sad: So frustrating, all the journals advertise this as amajor event but no link to the activities that are going on there. Howon earth are these events supposed to be a success if no-one knows they are taking place. I love this country but am so frustrated by the poor marketing of what is going on on your own doorstep!
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+8 #1 Robin 2018-12-06 02:13
Nice accolade but Portimao doesn't have one well maintained grassy park for children to play. The central children's park is in severe need of upgrades and maintenance, with the skate park ramps being a safety hazard. How about ploughing some of the shire funds into infrastructure upgrades for the benefit of local families.
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