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A Report on the 2004 World Environment Games
October 2004 in Bahia, Brazil
A report on the first annual World Environment Games which took
place October 23-30, 2004 in the coastal state of Bahia in Brazil.
325 athletes representing 14 nations on 4 continents registered
to compete in the first annual World Environment Games in October
of 2004. There were 17 sports and 23 disciplines and
the athlete who participated in the most sports was
Diane Chélius of Luxembourg.
In 2004 all of the events took place on a route that ran
from the charming provincial village of Ilhéus to
Itacaré, a magnificent and exotic village on the Cocoa Coast
at the very end of the eco-highway Estrada Parque Ilhéus-Itacaré.
That highway winds along the Atlantic ocean through
a breathtakingly beautiful coastal rainforest.
Inline Skating Report
20 kilometer race
for inline skaters, was very challenging,
with a route along the Linha Verde ("green line"),
an ecological highway that winds along the Atlantic coastline.
The distance originally planned was 40 kilometers,
but the organizing committee decided at the last moment
to reduce the distance by half, because of the extreme
unusually hot weather conditions on that particular day
(hot, hot, hot !!!)
32 kilometer "fun roll"
inline skating discovery event (with no ranking and no timing)
was on a completely flat route along the Estrada Parque Ilhéus Itacaré,
another ecological coastal highway crossing the rainforest.
The original planned distance was 65 kilometers
but because of the heat, none of the participants wished to skate
the second portion, which included several long climbs.
The skaters stopped at the
bottom of the first hill, enjoyed grilled fish on a wild beach, and
then walked 15 kilometers along the beach in the afternoon, until sunset.
And because the skaters felt guilty about not skating that second
hilly portion of the route, they all
went rafting the next day!
The water temperature was 26 degrees C, which
was quite unusual for rafting !
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