As the country is slowly easing COVID-19 restrictions, with the outbreak under control and with its national health service responding well, Portugal’s doors are open to tourists, Reuters reported this morning, citing Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva.
At a time when some of the biggest national football championships are coming back, nostalgia for sports couldn't be higher. Nevertheless, some won't be coming back and it will be a while until all sports competitions return to normality - and even then, matches will take place without a live audience. There has to be a way to fill this void that our passion is craving.
The Portuguese sports scenario is no longer what it was, when hope for success lied mostly on football, on the occasional roller hockey victory or on a surprise coming from athletics. In the last years, the outlook has improved a lot. Today, whatever the competition in which Portugal participates, there are athletes with sufficient talent to compete with any opponent!
We are moved by our passion for sports. That's why we founded Move Sports: to share our love. Sports go beyond the physical aspect: mind and body must walk (run, swim, jump!) side by side to make us better, to get us past our limits. We believe that physical activity and competitive sports can be transformative.
One of the things this time in isolation brought were a whole lot of memories. At home, each of one of us has had the time to think back to good moments lived, to revisit photo albums, to recall trips and tours, re-watch some movies, and, of course, to remember some plays, matches and big sports moments that stuck with us. The same happened to us. Sports TV channels have been broadcasting some of the best and most striking moments in world sports, so we decided to revisit the 2016 Euro Championship and the Portuguese path to victory.
This time we're living in brought a lot of bad news. But this highly unusual and unprecedented situation that messed with everyone also has a silver lining. We could mention the increased solidarity or the social consensus over common good policies that this event ultimately brought forward, but today we choose to address something more particular that has everything to do with all of us at Move Sports. People are exercising at home now more than ever, making the most of their time by working out and staying fit. And that is a good vibe that came to stay.