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Olympic disaster in Portugal – DNOTICIAS.PT

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Olympic disaster in Portugal - DNOTICIAS.PT

It is not necessary to wait for the end of the participation of Portuguese athletes in the Olympic Games, to talk about the Olympic catastrophe of Portugal, because the name, contrary to what it might seem, has nothing to do with the performances of heroic athletes. which represent our colors. People like us give themselves body and soul, trying to push our flag further, often with obvious personal sacrifices. Athletes who give everything they can and have to fill us with pride, overcome difficulties, beat themselves to the limit of their strength and who most of the time feel (I suppose) alone in a country that they consider their sport to be just football and the only thing, what he knows how to do is to ridicule the fact that our participation leads to several medals, and to criticize the performance, although just getting there is a real problem. But in parts.

The disaster begins with our governments getting together to go to European or world football matches, but are oblivious to other sports. It then spreads to the rest of society. There is no sports culture in Portugal. People just don’t follow them and don’t care. They are shocked only that our newspapers do not cover the achievements of our athletes, when it is just a reflection of what is consumed here in the city. We pay more attention to the pre-season training of our clubs than to the Olympic Games in which our athletes take part. We don’t worry, we don’t vibrate, we don’t even want to know. We can only criticize at the end. We are very strong in this. Does anyone know the names of our judokas, handball players, regatta players or riders? Zero. We just want results. But to achieve results, we need a lot before they fail us.

A simple look at the money invested in the Portuguese mission, in comparison, for example, with the Spanish (per capita), is enough to understand that we are failing. Most people in Portugal love sports, but this is a body-worshiping gym that can pay dividends for them on social media. We cannot constantly support those who want to devote themselves to competition, we do not attract practitioners to invest in training, and we end up seeing many in sad conditions when they have to choose other professions, since they cannot support everything that entails. an exceptional commitment to a goal that must be strategic for all of us. There is no strategy, no serious bets. We only remember that they exist when, every 4 years, these Games appear in the middle of the holidays.

Sport should be encouraged in general because of its obvious health benefits and because it must be an integral part of the culture of a country that wants to be inclusive and proud of its own. Take a look at the example of the Philippines. A country with no sporting history that decided to invest heavily in local gymnastics two years ago by hiring the best Japanese coach and has now been awarded its first medal. Here we are still waiting for a glimpse of genius or a lucky chance to get it. What are we complaining about? We can only complain about ourselves.

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PS Thank you 92 who, even without a little support, proudly wear our jersey in Japan.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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Marseille in California.  ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo is injured by the Portuguese national team and thanks the fans for their support

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Cristiano Ronaldo got a cut on his nose and needed a bandage (Photo: MICHAL CIZEK / AFP)

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Gratitude. It seems that the attacker Cristiano Ronaldo shared his social media with Portuguese fans after a clash with Czech goalkeeper Vaclik. In the auction, the assailant received a cut on his face and needed a bandage to stop the bleeding.

“Great game, important team win! We remain focused on our goal. Thanks to the Portuguese public for the fantastic support,” the striker wrote on his Instagram account.

The match was marked by a great performance Portugal national team, who beat the Czech Republic 4-0 to take the lead in Nations League Group 2 with ten points with one matchday to go in the group stage of the tournament. Cristiano Ronaldo ended up losing to his team.

After the match, the leader of the Portuguese national team appreciated the result achieved on the road. “It was a very important victory and all teammates should be congratulated on the result,” commented the 37-year-old striker.

With three wins, one draw and one defeat, the Portuguese team has the best attack in their group with eleven goals scored and a net difference of nine. The team is one draw away from qualifying for the tournament series. The next match against Spain is next Tuesday in the city of Braga.

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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