Porto and Gaia united to be World Sports Capital in 2027

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Two municipalities support more than 20,000 federated athletes, in various sports, and have promoted sport-related events.

Porto and Gaia united to be World Sports Capital in 2027
The municipalities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia have joined forces to submit a joint application to become the World Capital of Sport in 2027. In the last ten years, the two cities have promoted “sports events of international projection” – such as the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, the F1 World Championship in Motonautics, the final of the Champions League or cycling events, including the Tour of Portugal – and now want to take advantage of that “experience and knowledge”.

In a statement sent to editors, the communication office of the Porto City Hall says that a “complete and innovative program” will be presented for this event. This year, the world capital of sport is Konya, Turkey, and in 2014 it will be Sofia, Bulgaria.

“The two municipalities have a wide range of sports development programs, promoting sports for all and policies to encourage the practice of sports, also regularly holding sports initiatives that move families in public space,” points out the same statement.

Together, the two municipalities support “more than 20 thousand federated athletes, in the most diverse modalities”.

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