sports in Rhodes
Rhodes has a long and glorious tradition in
sport. From the first Olympic Games of antiquity, Rodian athletes have
excelled. Diagoras and many members of his family were renowned Olympic
champions. The Ancient Stadium bore witness to many athletic triumphs from
Rodian’s of antiquity, including achievements during the Aleia Games dedicated
to Helios, the sun god.
Many significant athletic events have been
organised or hosted in Rodos. Amongst them are the International Cycling Tour
of Rhodes (UCI), the International Beach Volleyball (FIVB), the World Triathlon
Cup Competition (ITU), the World Standing Volley Tournament (‘03), (WOVD) and
the Special Olympics (‘04). These examples represent a mere fraction of the
many quality sporting events in Rhodes.
Rhodes in July 2007, hosted the Nat West
Island Games X11 Rhodes 2007, with the participation of 3500 athletes from 25
islands, from around the world.They
competed in 14 sports events at 38 venues throughout the island.
Hosting games and athletic events of
international caliber offered Rhodes an excellent opportunity to develop new
facilities, refurbish existing ones, obtain new sports equipment and acquire
invaluable organization skills.
As a result, Rhodes now has the infrastructure
and the capability to host major athletic events as well as to offer the
potential for training of both individual athletes and teams, in a variety of
Athletic facilities in Rhodes include a
modern 400m, 8 lane athletics track, a number of indoor wooden-floor sports
halls, several green-set tennis courts, an archery field having all thenecessary equipment including chronometers,
football pitches of natural and synthetic surfaces, table tennis equipment and
a new, indoor air gun shooting range.
In summary, Rhodes has the facilities and
equipment available for the following sports.
Sailing and Windsurfing
Tae Kwo Do) and Ziu Zitsu
Crawling and Canoe
Equestrian, jumping & dressage
as well as the organisational skills
necessary to host major athletic events.
Furthermore, the excellent climate, the
uniqueness of the natural environment, the ambience of the town and the quality
accommodation, it’s easy to acknowledge that Rhodes has the capability to host
major events and the preparation of athletic teams in these sports.
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