12 May until 25 August in Burgum
Ever seen wheels of cheese roll through the city? This may just very well happen in August 2018! During the first Tafisa European Sport For All Games, athletes from all over Europe showcase their national sport. One of which includes the Italian lancio del formaggio, or the ‘launching of cheese’.
Friesland has always been associated with outdoor sports. Fierljeppen (pole jumping), skûtsjesilen (regatta sailing) and keatsen (handball) are all inextricably connected with our province. Each sport enjoys a rich history and is interwoven in Frisian culture and identity. Friesland is not unique, however, in this sense. Many European countries take pride their own cultural sports. These sports characterise the history of the country or region. Sports that connect and where having fun is paramount.
Sports without borders
The first Tafisa European Sports For All Games centres around these often unnoticed yet regionally popular sports. Slovenia introduces us to pandolo, the Finns show us Finnish baseball and the British a martial arts team composed of persons with disabilities. Athletes from Spain, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Denmark and Greece are also given the opportunity to acquaint us with their national and regional sports.
A sporting event that is second to none marks the start of the ‘Games’. From that point on, five full days of shows, races, competitions, contests and even entire tournaments are held across Friesland. The first is Tafisa European Sports For All Games concludes with an impeccable feast for all.