The improvement of Larnaca’s sports facilities and hotel potential, its convenient location and good climatic conditions, even in the winter season, make the city a very attractive venue for European and international sports competitions.
It is worth noting that last week the International Judo Tournament was held in Larnaca, in which about 700 athletes aged 8 to 21 took part, 300 of them from abroad.
From February 22 to 24, the city will host the Open International Sambo Tournament, organized by the Cyprus Sambo Federation, in which more than 200 athletes from about 15 countries will take part.
In addition, the Cyprus Social and Sports Dance Federation for the first time will organize an international dance competition from 21 to 23 April, in which more than 200 athletes from abroad will take part.
The Kition Sports Center will host one of the most important sports events in karate organized by the Cyprus Karate Federation from 3 to 5 February. This is the 50th Pan-European Karate Championship among the age groups under 16, 18, 21, in which 1136 athletes from 48 countries will take part.
From 4 to 11 February, athletes and teams from all over the world will gather in the mountainous regions of Larnaca to take part in the Aphrodite International Women’s Cycling Race. The route covers the villages of Tochni, Skarina, Kornos, Lefkara, Vavacinia, Ora, Kato Drys and Agii Vavacinia.
According to the announcement, the Lefkara Country Run & Vertical Challenge will take place in the highlands of Larnaca, specifically Lefkara, on April 8-9. The event includes a 4 km race as well as cross-country races on a rural track in the picturesque village of Lefkara.
Etap also said that breakdancing will become an Olympic sport from 2024, so Non Stop Battles International will now be included in the sports calendar.
The event will take place on February 11 and 12 at the Municipal Theater and in the Metropolis shopping center respectively, more than 100 contestants from more than 20 countries of the world will take part in it.
The Cyprus Women’s Cup, which will be held from 13 to 23 February, returns after a two-year pause due to the pandemic. This tournament, which has been held since 2008, is considered one of the most important sporting events in women’s football.
From March 25 to April 1, Larnaca Tennis Club will host matches of the Tennis Europe U16 tournament. The Games are Category 3 and are expected to feature over 100 athletes from around 20 countries.
Also from March 25 to April 3, the ISSF SKET-TRAP World Shooting Games are expected to be attended by shooters from about 50 countries, the number of which will exceed 500.
During the year, other international sports events will be held in Larnaca in various sports, including beach and sea sports, with the support of the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Etap and local authorities.