The strategic plan of the Sport Authority truly revoulutinaised the city and made more and more residents actively engage in sports and other health maintenance activities.
Healthy lifestyle and exercise became essential part of the city’s life, from kindergarten to golden age. Similar investments were made in infrastructure, including a sport promenade, cycling routs, and hundreds of fitness facilities spread out all over the city. For all these, and for the popular extended activities conducted in Ashdod, the city was awarded with the 2012 Ministry of Culture and Sport Prize.
In addition, Ashdod hosts national and international competitions and takes part in every sport project in Israel, in all sports and at all ages. Ashdod Women Basketball Team won this year the National Cup.