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Piombino will be the home of the European Open Water Swimming Championships in 2012 Tuesday 11 September, Opening Ceremony with the show of dancing fountains Acqua e Fuoco Viorica Organized by LEN and FIN, the Europeans return to Italy after twenty years of absence after the 1991 edition in Terracina (Latina).

Piombino will attract 150 swimmers from 24 European Federations to compete for the European open water swimming title in 7 races over distances from 5 to 25 kilometers. An estimated 400 people hosted among athletes and delegation members.
In addition to the competitions, the European Cross-Country Championships will see a series of collateral events as happened for the Giro d’Italia passed through Piombino, with the city streets contaminated by the sporting atmosphere and the large village accessible to citizens and tourists in Piazza Bovio. , in front of the race routes that will start from the Sailing Center and arrive at the towing area. Thinking of the public, the installation of a video wall in Piazza Verdi is also suggested to allow you to follow the event. In addition, on the rest day of the European program there will be a competition for Master swimmers, an event organized by the Piombino Swimming Society.

Wednesday 12 September, 10 km for men and women
Thursday 13 September, Team Event 5 Km
Friday 14 September, Rest (Master race)
Saturday 15 September, 5 km for men and women
Sunday 16 September, 25 Km male and female Marina, the 2012 Piombino mascot.

Viorica for Nalchik