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City to host first world championships in urban parachuting
The Danish capital will be using its clean waterscapes to attract thousands of visitors next month. It is hosting a two-day event at Peblinge Lake, central Copenhagen, which is expected to attract more than 100,000 spectators.
When 18 of the world’s best canopy piloting athletes take the jump in the 2017 FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships on August 25 to 26, they will be landing their parachutes right in the heart of the city.
By turning one of its many public spaces into a scenic backdrop for the first ever world championships in ‘freestyle swooping’, Copenhagen is introducing a new urban setting for air sport, tourism organisation Wonderful Copenhagen says.
“We are incredibly pleased to see how Copenhagen, with its many urban spaces and sports enthusiasts, has helped put another sporting event on the international map,” said Lars Vallentin Christensen, head of events at Wonderful Copenhagen.
“There is no doubt that the support this event enjoys from Copenhageners and visitors alike has contributed to its growing success, demonstrating what can be achieved when integrating big events into the public space.”
Other sports have taken centre stage in Copenhagen in recent years. In 2011, the city welcomed the World Road Cycling Championships, which saw the world’s top riders pedal through its inner streets, while the 2015 World Archery Championships took place in front of Christiansborg Palace.
TTG Nordic

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