The 34th Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race

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Some 2,400 swimmers from the five continents swam from Asia to Europe on the occasion of the 34th Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race on 21 August. The 6.5km race was organised by the Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC), coordinated with the Governorship of Istanbul and supported by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.

Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Deputy Governor of Istanbul Niyazi Erten, TOC President and IOC Member Uğur Erdener, and Austrian Olympic Committee President and IOC Member Karl Stoss were among the guests who attended the race, held under the theme of “Sports for Everyone”.

“The Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race has been one of the best examples of the unifying power of sports for 34 years, bringing together swimmers from around the world in Istanbul’s unique Bosphorus with the theme of ‘Sports for Everyone’. I congratulate each of our participants wholeheartedly and thank particularly the Youth and Sports Ministry, Governorship of Istanbul, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and all our public institutions, sponsors and volunteers, for their contribution to our organization” Prof. Uğur Erdener said.