European Week of Sport: EL members encourage citizens to #BeActive

Every year millions of sports professionals, enthusiasts, experts and associations from across Europe – and beyond – come together to take part in one of the biggest sport initiatives in the world: the European Week of SportEL is an official partner of the initiative, led by the European Commission to promote sport and physical activity across Europe – for all citizens to #BeActive.

This year’s edition in September marked the 5th edition and focused on five themes including education, the workplace, outdoors, sport clubs and fitness centres. EL worked closely with its members and like-minded associations such as the European Sports NGO.

EL Member activities across Europe

Just as in previous years, EL and its members planned their activities in order to encourage their citizens to #BeActive and engage in an active lifestyle. EL is proud that its members promote the European Week of Sport in their respective countries through activities, projects and communication platforms.

OPAP in Greece supported activities that took place in 128 Sport Academies all over Greece, involving almost 10,000 children, parents and coaches. Activities included mixed team football matches between parents and children, girls and boys; parent football training; aerobics event for their members; and a beach soccer tournament. Here you can read OPAP’s report on the European Week of Sport.

Winners of Subida à Glória 2019: Miguel Salgueiro and Marta Branco

For the 5th consecutive year, Jogos Santa Casa in Portugal was the main sponsor of the cycling event, Subida à Glória, dating back to 1910. On 21st September, a cycling race, open to everyone, took place in Lisbon where cyclists pedalled 265 meters up a slope of over 17 percent. All climbs were timed to select the best four timings for men and women who competed for the semi-finals and the Grand Final. In general, Santa Casa supports sport in Portugal contributing to its promotion to Portuguese citizens. It sponsors 16 sports federations, 97 national senior teams, as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Committees of Portugal.

Totalizator Sportowy in Poland is dedicated to building longstanding partnerships with sports clubs, athletes and sporting event organisers. This excellent work is highlighted especially during the European Week of Sport each year. Totalizator Sportowy continues to support the most popular disciplines such as football or basketball, as well as those that are less popular, like rowing or skating. Since 1994, Totalizator Sportowy has contributed nearly 3 billion EUR to support sport.

By being an active partner of the European Week of Sport, EL and its members actively encourage Europeans to #BeActive and are already looking forward to the 2020 edition!

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Les membres d’EL encouragent les citoyens à #BeActive

Les membres d’EL ont promu les activités pour la cinquième semaine européenne du sport. EL est un partenaire officiel de l’initiative menée par la Commission européenne.

OPAP (Grèce) a soutenu des activités dans 128 académies sportives, impliquant près de 10 000 enfants, parents et entraîneurs, y compris des matchs de football mixtes entre les parents et les enfants, les filles et les garçons, la formation au football des parents, de l’aérobic pour les membres et un tournoi de football de plage.

Jogos Santa Casa (Portugal) était de nouveau le principal sponsor de Subida à Glória à Lisbonne où les cyclistes ont monté les 265 mètres d’une pente à 17 %. Toutes les montées ont été chronométrées pour sélectionner les quatre meilleurs temps pour les hommes et les femmes qui ont ensuite participé aux demi-finales et à la grande finale. En général, Santa Casa parraine 16 fédérations sportives, 97 équipes nationales de premier plan au Portugal et les comités nationaux olympiques et paralympiques.

Totalizator Sportowy (Pologne) continue de construire des partenariats de longue date avec des clubs sportifs, des athlètes et des organisateurs d’événements sportifs. Il soutient les disciplines les plus populaires (football, basketball) et les moins populaires (aviron, patinage).


Los miembros de EL animan a los ciudadanos a #BeActive (mantenerse activos)

Los miembros de EL promocionaron actividades para la quinta Semana Europea del Deporte. EL es un socio oficial de la iniciativa, que está liderada por la Comisión Europea.

La OPAP (Grecia) patrocinó actividades en 128 academias deportivas, de las que disfrutaron un total de casi 10 000 niños, padres y entrenadores. Entre estas actividades, se incluyeron partidos de fútbol mixtos entre padres y madres, niñas y niños, entrenamiento de fútbol para los padres y madres, ejercicios aeróbicos para miembros y un torneo de fútbol de playa.

Jogos Santa Casa (Portugal) fue de nuevo el patrocinador principal de la Subida à Glória, en Lisboa, donde los ciclistas subieron 265 metros en una pendiente de más del 17 %. Todas las subidas se cronometraron con el fin de seleccionar los mejores cuatro tiempos de los hombres y las mujeres que compitieron para las semifinales y la gran final. En general, Santa Casa patrocina 16 federaciones deportivas, 97 equipos sénior nacionales en Portugal y los Comités Olímpico y Paralímpico nacionales.

Totalizator Sportowy (Polonia) continúa construyendo asociaciones duraderas con clubes deportivos, atletas y organizadores deportivos. Promueve las disciplinas más extendidas (fútbol, baloncesto) y las menos extendidas (remo, patinaje).


EL-Mitglieder ermutigen Bürger zu #BeActive

Verschiedene EL-Mitglieder haben für die Teilnahme an den Aktivitäten der fünften Europäischen Woche des Sports geworben. EL ist ein offizieller Partner dieser Initiative, die von der Europäischen Kommission geleitet wird.

OPAP (Griechenland) unterstützte Aktivitäten in 128 Sport-Akademien mit unter anderem nahezu 10.000 Kindern, Eltern und Trainern – mit gemischten Fußballwettkämpfen zwischen Eltern und Kindern, Mädchen und Jungen, aber auch mit Fußballkursen für Eltern und einem Fußballturnier am Strand.

Jogos Santa Casa (Portugal) war erneut Hauptsponsor von Subida à Glória in Lissabon, wo Radfahrer eine 265 Meter lange Strecke mit einer Steigung von 17 % bewältigen mussten. Die Zeiten der Fahrer wurden gemessen, um die besten vier Zeitfahrten bei Männern und Frauen zu erfassen, die sich damit für das Halbfinale und das Große Finale qualifizierten. Santa Casa sponsort in Portugal 16 Sportverbände, 97 nationale Senior-Teams sowie die nationalen Olympischen und Paralympischen Komitees.

Totalizator Sportowy (Polen) baut auch weiterhin langjährige Partnerschaften mit Sportclubs, Sportlern und Sportveranstaltern auf. Die Organisation unterstützt die beliebtesten Disziplinen (Fußball, Basketball), aber auch solche, die weniger beliebt sind (Rudern, Eislauf).

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