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July 11th

Amsterdam warming up to USWA

Amsterdam – The Urban Sports Week Amsterdam 2017 has come to an end. For four days’ urban sport fans and 100,000 people from all over the world enjoyed the best of urban sports at multiple locations throughout the city. The weather was beautiful during these four days. Especially during the finals FIBA ​​3X3 Europe Cup basketball, finals BMX, finals skateboarding. During peak hours there were 15,000 people at the Museumplein.

“Museumplein brought to life”

Daan van der Linden won this year’s USWA Skateboard event. Van der Linden said: “It’s good that I came to USWA. Museumplein was brought to life, the atmosphere was amazing. That’s what it is all about in the end. I heard later on that they were chanting my name but whilst I was skating I was so focused I did not notice it”.

 

“The new standard”

Daniel Wedemeijer USWA ambassador and participant BMX Park and Spine Mini ramp was impressed. "I'm doing a lot of BMX events all over the world, but this is the new standard. Of course we also see things that can be even better and I will talk to the organization about what we can improve for next year’s event. "

 

Van der Burg: "Urban Sports in Amsterdam is becoming more recognised"

Eric van der Burg Alderman Sport of Amsterdam gave the following response: "Five sun-drenched days including BMX, inline skating and 3x3 basketball at the Museumplein. This has put Amsterdam Urban Sport even better on the map. We assume that this inspires many Amsterdammers and other visitors to try these Urban sports. "

 

"Been able to reach a young audience"

Marnix Drysdale, on behalf of promoter and organizer TIG Sports is looking forward. "We are very pleased with what we have done with the help of the City of Amsterdam, the various Urban communities and our partners Sony and T-Mobile. We get confirmation that this concept works. We have been able to reach young people with urban sports in their own city. Where we stand now fits with our vision and we are looking forward to an even better USWA in 2018 ".