Matyn Dias, representing the Lagos Roller Skating Club, took gold in the 10,000 metre track final at the sport’s European Championships held in Ostende, Belgium recently.

For bigger wheels, Loule Câmara is discussing plans with the Algarve Cycling Association and project leader Peter Junek to turn the municipal football stadium into a velodrome.

Further east, beach football returns to Vila Real de Santo António this weekend for the game’s European League Super Final involving Italy, Poland, Spain, Russia and Switzerland as well as hosts Portugal.

Lastly, it has been announced that American superstar Rob van Dam, who enjoys an excellent relationship with the Portuguese branch of World Stars of Wrestling, will be present at sport’s European Championships due to be held in Portimao on September 11 and 12. One of this country’s stars of the ring, “Mad Dog”, will be fighting in front of his home crowd.

Before then, the city’s Manuel Teixeira Gomes School will host a Portuguese Wado-Kai Karate-Do Association summer training camp next week.