35,000 attend Mar Menor Games weekend

TRIATHLON: One of 60 events at the Mar Menor Games Photo credit: Twitter

AS promoted in last week’s edition of RTN, the spirit of the Olympic Games visited the Mar Menor over last weekend.

Santiago de la Ribera was full to brimming with people for the second hosting of the Mar Menor Games, with an estimated 35,000 people participating and watching more than 60 different sporting activities over Saturday and Sunday.

Under the organisation of the Union of Sports Federations in Murcia and with the collaboration of the Autonomous Community and the local municipality, a multitude   of sports took place in a variety of venues both indoors and outside.  These ranged from from badminton on the beach, tennis, paddleball, handball, rugby and American football, swimming and the Mar Menor half-marathon.

Councillor Javier Celdrán paid the event a visit during the weekend and stressed that, “the union of sport and tourism is one of the main activities held in the region at the end of the summer season and shows the tremendous possibilities the area has to host any sporting events throughout the year.”

Throughout the weekend the events were held on and in La Explanada de Barnuevo, la Playa El Pescador, el Paseo Cristóbal Collón, Playa de Los Arcos, calle Luis Federico, Real Club de Regatas de Santiago de la Ribera, pantalán Miramar and Polideportivo de San Javier.

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