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The 21st edition of the WTE European Juniors Taekwondo Championships will be held in Larnaka, Cyprus during the dates 02-05 November 2017.

The beautiful island of Cyprus will welcome more than 700 junior athletes, who will have the chance to join the Championships, realized every two years, in order to climb on the winners’ podium.

Young Taekwondo practitioners between the ages 15-17 will travel from Europe to the eastern side of Mediterranean with their National teams and meet at theKition Athletic Centrein order to participate in ten (10) different weight categories in total, for the relevant event. The hosting venue, Kition Athletic Centre, is an indoor arena located in Larnaka with a crowd capacity of 3,000 seated spectators.

This is not the first time that Cyprus Island hosts European Juniors Taekwondo Championships. During the 1999, Nicosia the capital city of Cyprus hosted the related games and followed up Paphos city in 2011.

The Island Life

The island of Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean and attracts tourists from all over the world. Due to its beautiful weather and local’s enthusiasm for sports, it can be easily described as an island suitable for hosting athletic events. Several significant international sporting competitions including taekwondo, football, basketball, volleyball, beach volley and other were held on the island.

Some of the most vital events realized in Cyprus are the FIBA Europe South Regional Challenge Cup Final Four 2003, FIBA Europe All Star Game, the Shooting Shotgun European Championships 2012, the FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch Youth World Championships 2012, the European Under-19 Football Championships 1998, the Cyprus Rally hosted for the World Rally Championship and currently is been organizing the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

Moreover, it attracts windsurfers globally especially in autumn season, since Mackenzie Beach hosts windsurfing centre together with an extreme sports centre.

The hosting city of Larnaka is known for its palm-tree seafront, the Church of Saint Lazarus, the Kamares Aqueduct and its medieval fort and it is built on the ruins of the ancient Citium.Also, the major airport of Cyprus is located approximately 15 minutes by car from Larnaka’s city center.


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