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20,000 athletes will participate in a full Semana Santa of competitions

The Spanish Optimist Championship will be one of the competitions.

Salou. Costa Dorada. 23 March 2018. The Costa Dorada will be filled with sports events during the days of Holy Week, which is expected to involve some 20,000 athletes from both the national territory and from outside our borders. This influx of athletes and their families will stay in hotels in Salou, Cambrils and Vila-seca, La Pineda, towns that will host a high number of events and sports championships. The activities range from soccer, basketball, Spanish sailing championship classe Optimist and even a ballroom dance competition.

The president of the Business Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of the province of Tarragona (FEHT),
Eduard Farriol, said that "years ago we were worried that Holy Week would fall very
soon on the calendar, in case the weather conditions would be favorable or not facing
fill the tourist establishments, taking into account that we are a beach destination and good weather,
for us, it is paramount. Now, with the multiple programmed sports activities that
celebrate on the Costa Dorada we can prepare, in advance, a Holy Week with figures
of optimal employment ".

Farriol, has also stated that, "in the absence of last minute reservations from tourists
national and French, we can guarantee employment that will be around 85% on average,
approximately. However, the fact that this year Holy Week falls in March, dates very
early, could make tourism choose to go to the mountains to enjoy the
last skis of the season ".

The sporting events scheduled for these dates of Holy Week in the main
The populations of the Costa Dorada are: the Mundialito de Fútbol, ​​from March 24 to April 1, with 300
teams from 50 countries and the 5 continents, resulting in more than 5,000 participants; the Mare Nostrum Cup of
football, from March 29 to April 1, with about 220 teams of all categories and about 2,500
participants; the Costa Dorada Soccer Cup with almost 150 teams and 2,500 players that will take
from March 29 to April 1; the Mare Nostrum Cup "Ciudad de Reus" basketball, from 26 to 28 of
March, with some 200 teams and 2,500 participants, and the TGN Bàsquet Tournament, held in Cambrils
from 23 to 28 March, with 66 teams and about 800 participants. In addition to these soccer tournaments and
basketball, basically of lower categories, also highlights this year two championships, one of dances
of living room and a candle.

From the 29 of March to the 1 of April the international competition of ballroom dancing takes place in Cambrils
"And Iberica Dancesport 2018" with about 1,000 registered couples. While, from March 26 to 1
April and also in Cambrils will be the Spanish Championship for the International Optimist Class,
organized by the Club Nàutic Cambrils, which will be held in the waters of the Gulf of San Jorge, where
the attendance of many participants, as well as spectators.

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