1st TAFISA European Sport for All Games Promote Culture and Sport for All in Fryslan

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1st TAFISA European Sport for All Games Promote Culture and Sport for All in Fryslan

07 August 2018
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The 1st TAFISA European Sport for All Games started on August 3 in the region of Fryslan, Netherlands, and have invited hundreds of participants from all over Europe to introduce and present their country's traditional sports and games to thousands of spectators.  

 

 

The event's Opening Ceremony took place in Sneek as a joint event with the launch of the 83rd Sneek Week and was followed by a ship parade whereby delegations proudly waved their flags on the waters of Sneek. 

The Opening Ceremony (from left to right): TAFISA Vice-President, Europe, Peter Barendse, NOC*NSF Manager for Corporate Affairs Peter Lenselink, European Commission Head of Sport Unit Yves Le Lostecque and Sport Fryslan Director Anne Jochum de Vries launching the 1st TAFISA European Sport for All Games

 

Throughout the week many traditional games were introduced in cities such as Sneek, Grou, Leeuwarden, Harlingen and Heerenveen among others.  Games' guests, of all ages and ability levels, were invited to learn about and try out sports and games as eclectic as cheese rolling from Italy, Fierljeppen from Fryslan, Pyrogue from French Polynesia and Highland Games from Scotland. 

A traditional sport from Fryslan, Fierljeppen requires strength, agility and great technique.

 

The Games are set to be concluded on August 7th with the 2nd TAFISA Europe Conference. 

Cheese rolling from Italy combines elements of the yo-yo and bowling into a fun game

 

For more highlights of the 1st TAFISA European Sport for All Games, please watch the daily videos below: 

 

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

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