Dear Gymnastic Friends!
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and Ginásio Clube Português it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Lisbon International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament 2017.
This year’s edition will be welcoming some of the best gymnasts from Rhythmic Gymnastics national federations and clubs around the world making this such a meaningful event.
Our Country has gathered great experience skills in hosting major international events, and it is with no doubt that I say Lisbon will meet, if not exceed, the expectations of all the participants and guests of the this Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament.
The chosen Venue for the Lisbon International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament 2017 will be the Casal Vistoso Sports Hall which is one of the main Halls in the city, and has host the Lisbon FIG World Cup in past few years.
It is located in the Lisbon Oriental area between the City Centre and Lisbon International Airport and it stands less than 10 minutes away from both places.
Lisbon has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance, being some of the most famous attractions in the city you can find the largest European Oceanarium (EXPO 1998 Park), the Lisbon Casino and some of largest shopping areas.
But Lisbon has a lot more to offer. With a history that dates back to eight hundred years ago, it emerged as a nation in the early 12th century and Lisbon was ranked as one of the world's longest founded cities full of historic landmarks, great buildings and interesting sights and museums. The local gastronomy is among the world’s most distinguished and innovative cuisines and is based on the Mediterranean kitchen in a friendly atmosphere.
I assure you that we will do everything we can to make Lisbon a hospitable home for all the participants in the Lisbon International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament 2017, where you can not only test your new routines on an international event, but also interact with like-minded people and make new friends.
I look forward to seeing you in Lisbon in March.
Manuel Cavaleiro de FerreiraPresident of Ginásio Clube Português
Chairperson of Lisbon International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament 2017