Compulsory sports

BADMINTON

Bearing the title of university champions, the badminton section of the AAC is currently composed of about 200 athletes and is one of the best schools of badminton in a country where this sport has a greater visibility within the practice of sport at school and having Pedro Martins and Telma Santos as Portuguese Olympic athletes. Competition

 

Venue: Coimbra University Stadium Sports Hall No. 1

 

 

BASKETBALL

With an important tradition in Coimbra, basketball is a loved sport with several strong male and female teams.

 

Competition Venue: Coimbra University Stadium Sports Hall No. 1, No. 3 and Olivais Sport Hall

 

 

FUTSAL

Over the last few years, Portuguese futsal went from the most practiced sport recreation to the most practiced indoor sport with larger perspectives of improvement. During the last 4th editons, Ricardinho, a Portuguese player, was considered the best world futsal player.

 

Competition Venue: Mário Mexia Sports Hall, União de Coimbra Sports Hall, Martim de Freitas Sport Hall and CS João Sport Hall

 

 

FOOTBALL

Football is the most important, successful and played sport in Portugal. Portugal has formed three players recognized with a Gold Ball. This sport moves thousands of spectators to the stadiums every week and Coimbra is not an exception.

 

Competition Venue: Coimbra University Stadium Football Field nº1 and nº2, OAF Football Academy

 

 

HANDBALL

Handball is one of the most played indoor sports currently with 40,000 federated athletes in Portugal. Handball has about 28% of participants in school taking it as a subject with an average of 5000 students per year.

 

Competition Venue: Mário Mexia Sports Hall, União de Coimbra Sports Hall, Martim de Freitas Sport Hall and CS João Sport Hall

 

 

TABLE TENNIS

Table Tennis is the Olympic sport with the highest number of players worldwide. Portuguese Table Tennis is currently an international reference among youngsters having Marco Freitas as a role model.

 

Competition Venue: Coimbra University Stadium

 

 

TENNIS

With an athlete in the top 50, João Sousa, Portugal hosts ATP and WTA Estoril Open tournaments (the latter now renamed to Portugal Open). In 2010, the 7th European University Tennis Championship was held in Coimbra which came as a chance to promote tennis as a growing national school sport activity.

 

Competition Venue: Coimbra University Stadium

 

 

VOLLEYBALL

This sport requires great speed and game dynamics, being one of the team sports with the highest number of players in Portugal and showing a great development in the school curricula as well as outstanding results within the national main team, namely in the World League.

 

Competition Venue: Coimbra University Stadium Sport Hall nº3, nº2 and Silva Gaio School

Host city
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University
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