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The Portuguese town of Maia has been awarded as European City of Sport for 2014 after the Evaluation Commission gave a favorable vote following a visit in early July. "Now we have to prepare for the true sporting" said Fernandes Bragança Mayor Maia.
This award is a recognition of the work carried out by the city in terms of sport and certainly able to increase sports participation rates from now with new investments planned and confirmed by the government of Portugal. "We will live sport in an intense way and this intensity will help us to achieve more participation" Fernandes concluded.