Lisbon is one of the most vibrant and fascinating European capitals, and many people already know it. In recent years, the Olympus of international tourism has discovered the best that the city (and the country) has to offer and has presented us with major international awards in the sector, such as the World Travel Awards. So come meet your next destination and pair it with your tournament or sports getaway. Come and play with us!
Football and holidays rhyme with groups of friends and the famous Portuguese summer. So come enjoy the sun in Portugal and have a great time playing with your best friends! Does it sound too good to be true? It isn't. It's happening in Lisbon at the Portugal Summer Football Cup, from 1 to 3 July 2022.
As many of our followers already know, Move Sports has most of 2022 filled with significant events, occupying the sporting year in the best way.
Today we challenge you to join the Lisbon Basketball Youth Cup, participating in this "clash of titans" that involves different countries, each with its unique style of play within basketball!
This tournament is an excellent opportunity for teams from clubs and schools from all over the world to compete while having fun at the same time.
The opening ceremony took place on February 4: the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, just like the summer Olympics before it, are feeling the pandemic hit, together with protests and diplomatic boycotts. For its part, the Olympic Committee has called for athletes to be "responsible" in how they approach political issues.
The competition began on February 2 and the closing ceremony will take place on February 20, with the games being held in three different areas of China: Beijing, Yanqing, and Zhangjiakou. In addition, the ice sports will be held in downtown Beijing, as well as some snow events (snowboard big air and freestyle ski big air, men’s, and women's).
Ticket sales to the public were cancelled
Initially, the organization had decided to sell tickets only to China residents China to reduce the risk of Covid-19 contagion. But, come mid-January, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that only specific groups of spectators would be allowed, cancelling the sale of tickets to the public due to the pandemic. The Winter Games are being held in a restricted “health bubble”, from which sportsmen and women and other participants are not expected to leave.
With 109 total events across 15 disciplines in 7 different sports, the competition will bring together 2,871 athletes, with 1,581 men and 1,290 women.
They are Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Nordic Combined, Curling, Alpine skiing, Cross-country skiing, Freestyle skiing, Ice field hockey, Luge, Figure skating, Speed skating, short track speed skating, Ski jumping, Skeleton and Snowboarding.
This edition will have seven new medal events, with the introduction of several categories for women, the arrival of men's freestyle skiing, the “big air”, and several mixed competitions.
Portugal will be represented at the 2022 Winter Olympics by three athletes. Ricardo Brancal and Vanina de Oliveira will compete in alpine skiing, and José Cabeça in cross-country skiing.
The persecution of the Uighur population for birth control in the autonomous province of Xinjiang, the treatment given to Tibetan people, and the repression of freedoms in Hong Kong are some of the several political foci that overshadow this event and that have already led to several diplomatic boycotts by several countries.
The United States and the United Kingdom were the most prominent to announce a diplomatic boycott, without any representative at these games, particularly in the ceremonies – while maintaining a sports presence –, and they were followed by many others. Canada and Australia, among others, followed suit in withdrawing their diplomatic and political support without harming the participation of their national athletes. On January 19, the European Parliament also recommended a "diplomatic and political boycott" to member states.
Criticism of the event also extended to the apparent disappearance for some time of tennis player Peng Shuai, who accused a former Chinese ruler of sexually assaulting her, recalling the closeness of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the Chinese government.
Portugal will not have political representation at the opening and closing ceremonies "for various reasons," claimed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, although the ceremony was attended by another Portuguese, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres.
Move Sports' new year arrives with the Chinese New Year! We have much of 2022 already planned out and filled with significant events to present to all our customers and friends, occupying the best part of the sporting year.
Mark your calendar with the year’s best tournaments and consider registering your team and participating or bringing your workmates, family, or friends to cheer in the stands!
Move Sports operates in multiple sports, including rugby, handball, basketball and soccer, team sports that are particularly relevant for inspiring and motivating groups. In this context, we must mention the excellent training conditions in Portugal to host the numerous training camps that we regularly organize and the corporate events – authentic sports tours! - tailored to each company/group that we put together.