Roland Garros, the French Grand Slam tournament, which runs from May 30 to June 13, will have supporters in the stands. The announcement was made on May 2 by Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French sports minister, on the television channel France 3.
The Portuguese national swimming team will be present at the European Aquatics Championships, taking place in Budapest May 17-23, with 16 athletes.
The month of April brought significant changes in the outlook for the near future of women's football in Portugal and Europe. Despite being excluded from the Euro 2022 final phase by Russia, losing 1-0 in Lisbon and drawing 0-0 in Moscow, Portugal achieved its best result yet. The 2022 European championship panel is now complete and the new women's Champions League structure is now also known.
The Portuguese judoka, Telma Monteiro, became European champion on April 15 and won her 15th medal in 15 Europeans. At the age of 35, Telma reinforces her status as the most awarded athlete, holding more than a third (15 of the 35) of all Portuguese judo medals.
If 2020 was an unprecedented year for the world in general, and for sport in particular, 2021 is no less challenging: in-between states of emergency in several countries, testing and vaccination of athletes, mass public testing, and pilot tests of sports events with an audience, sports is coming back, step by step.
The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous repercussions on the sports industry as we know it today, as the different modalities had no alternative but to suspend the competitions.