This summer we will have the seventh sports exchange program
between the youth of our sister city, Portland Maine, in the USA, and young
people in Shinagawa City after an interval of six years. Shinagawa City
and City of Portland made an agreement on the sister city ties in 1984.
Three years later, in 1987, the youth sports exchange program began.
Since then, we have the program about every five years.|
We send and receive Shinagawa City and City of Portland sports exchange
delegation each other, and the players have homestays in the other country,
and play goodwill games. This time the girls' basketball teams will play
exchange games in each city. They will deepen their mutual
understanding, strengthen friendship, experience culture and lifestyle through
their homestay and sports, and widening their circle of friendship between the
two cities and sports beyond the language barrier.
Exciting games will take place at General Gym
16 people of Portland team (11 players, 5 coaches and
chaperons) will come to Shinagawa from July 23 to August 1. There will
be 4 tournament games between Shinagawa teams and Portland team.
The opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 25, and
tournament games will be held between all participating teams. The
opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday, July 25, and tournament games will
be held between all participating teams. The game schedule is as
follows. Please come and cheer the players.
The Shinagawa team will stay at Portland from August 6 to 17
and play basketball while having a homestay experience.