Olympic Beach Festival to be held this weekend
By The Star Staff
The Puerto Rico Olympic Committee will hold the Olympic Beach Festival this coming weekend at the Punta Salinas Beach Resort in Toa Baja, where athletes will compete and fans will be entertained.
Admission to the event is completely free
“We would like beach and water sports fans to accompany us to this event, which we put on to highlight our disciplines that take place in a tourist and challenging setting, such as sand and sea, for athletes,” Puerto Rico Olympic Committee President Sara Rosario Vélez said in a written statement.
The festival will feature specialized sand and aquatic disciplines such as canoeing, rowing, water polo, surfing, sailing, handball, wrestling, taekwondo, aquathlon, open water swimming, beach tennis and beach volleyball. The competition will begin on Saturday at 6 a.m. with the aquathlon and on Sunday at 9 a.m. with water polo.
Attendees, in addition to enjoying the competitions, will have the opportunity to purchase items from the Olympic Store. The sporting event was originally scheduled for Aug. 26-27, but was postponed due to heavy rain caused by Tropical Storm Franklin.