The closing ceremony of the X Edition of the Quelfes Games will be held tomorrow, Friday, 24, in Faro, with the presence of the Olympic athlete Ana Dias and the Paralympic athlete Jorge Pina.
The event will take place at the Algarve Regional Directorate of the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ), which will become an "Olympic stadium".
The sports clubs and associations of the Algarve will promote their modalities with around 200 potential athletes, students of the 3rd and 4th years of schooling, coming from all over the Algarve and also from Ayamonte, Spain.
Eight sporting venues (handball, boxing, cycling, golf, among others) will be set up throughout the building and surrounding area, providing a sporting morning for young athletes starting at 10:00 am.
An hour later, the ceremony's groomsmen and representatives of official entities will make a visit to the sports venues to contact athletes and coaches, followed by closure, at the IPDJ auditorium, which will include lots of music, dance, a tribute to the athletes and official interventions.
The Algarve athlete Ana Dias started running for the House of the People of Conceição de Faro and then went on to Sporting, Casa do Benfica in Faro and Grupo Desportivo Areias de São João, having participated in four Olympic Games.
Jorge Pina, former boxer who due to a fatality lost his vision and became a Paralympic athlete, already has several appearances in European and world championships as a marathon runner. He founded the Jorge Pina Association, where he applies his knowledge and enthusiasm for life to young people who want to overcome themselves and in him can find moral support and an inspiring model of life.
The initiative will also include the regional director of the IPDJ Algarve, Custódio Moreno, the mentor of the Games of Quelfes, Gustavo Marcos, the president of the Portuguese Olympic Committee, José Manuel Constantino, and IPDJ president Vitor Pataco. of mayors and of numerous regional officials of the different sports.