Portugal NOC gathers more than 100 athletes at the National Meeting of Olympic Hopes

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Encontro Nacional de Esperanças Olímpicas Centro Alto Rendimento do Jamor Estadio do Jamor 21 Janeiro 2023 © Francisco Paraíso

More than 100 athletes and coaches attended the 2023 National Meeting of Olympic Hopes, organised by the NOC of Portugal on 21 and 22 January at the High Performance Centre in Jamor.

The meeting aimed to prepare young hopefuls for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 and Brisbane 2032. Patrícia Mamona, triple jump Olympic silver medallist at Tokyo 2020, and Telma Monteiro, judo Olympic bronze medallist at Rio 2016, were present to share their Olympic experiences and inspire all those attending.

On the first day, athletes took part in activities related to Olympic education, integrity, nutrition, communication and the fight against doping. The coaches participated in the “Olympic Hopes” seminar and the “Evaluation and Control of Training” workshop. On the second day, evaluation and training control tests were carried out for the athletes in the laboratory at the Centre.