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Portugal wins first World Masters title in veterans' tennis

Portugal wins first World Masters title in veterans' tennis

The first World Masters title in Portuguese tennis was won by the +35 years old doubles team of Fred Gil and José Ricardo Nunes, in an unprecedented victory for Portuguese tennis.

The reasons for the new Olympic disciplines

The reasons for the new Olympic disciplines

In August 2016, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved five new Olympic disciplines, debuting at the Tokyo Olympic Games. They are surfing, climbing, karate, skateboarding, and baseball/softball, chosen from a shortlist of 26. 

Gustavo Ribeiro wins the first stage of the World Street Skateboarding League

Gustavo Ribeiro wins the first stage of the World Street Skateboarding League

Skateboarding made its entrance in the Olympic Games for the first time in Tokyo, and Portugal was represented by an athlete who keeps growing and adding great results to his career history. He is Gustavo Ribeiro, 20 years old, and after his recent 8th place in Tokyo, where he got an Olympic diploma despite having competed injured, he shone again at the end of August, in the USA, winning the first stage of the World Street Skateboarding League.

Miguel Blanco. Surfer. Environmentalist.

Miguel Blanco. Surfer. Environmentalist.

Miguel Blanco, a 25-year-old surfer from Cascais, had his first contact with the sea and a surfboard when he was seven years old. A connection that immediately made him fall in love with the sport and led him to a life surrounded by waves. He is a two-time national surfing champion, in 2018 and 2019, among countless other victories. As a professional surfer, Miguel has visited hundreds of beaches in Portugal and around the world. 

33 Portuguese athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo

33 Portuguese athletes at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo

Portugal's Paralympic mission is already in Tokyo to "warm-up" to the competition taking place between August 24 and September 5 in the Japanese capital. In total, 33 Portuguese athletes will participate in eight different sports: swimming, athletics, cycling, judo, equestrian, boccia, canoeing, and badminton. Tokyo is the first city to host these games twice, after the first in 1964. The Paralympic Games are the third-largest sports event in the world, after the Olympics and the World Cup.

Pedro Pablo Pichardo

Meet the four Portuguese Olympic medalists in the best edition ever for the country

Portugal got four medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, the best of all times participation for the country. It is a real achievement for a small country, even more given the pandemic, the ensuing crisis, and the reduced public budget allocated to sports education.

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