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.
Move Sports's organised tournaments will once again take place in September and October, in Lisbon, with redoubled enthusiasm and all health & safety measures in place. While in Lisbon, take the opportunity to get to know the city by taking a walk.
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.
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.
Since March 2020, no fan in Portugal could support his favourite team in the stadium: a wait of almost a year and a half, motivated by the pandemic, is now over, with great joy and relief from the sports community and society in general.
During the world's largest and most important sporting competition, the Olympic Games, the scientific journal The Lancet published a few studies on the importance of physical activity and the public health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle, aggravated by the covid-19 pandemic that led to the confinement of millions of people about a year and a half ago.