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The Atmosfera project was launched in 2007 by João Henriques, Jorge Grade, Luís Candeias, Luís Mamão and Jaime Faustino. Atmosfera G4 then attended an international competition for the first time in 2009, the World Challenge at Bodyflight Bedford.
The story on 30 April 2012 brought the team from Portugal back to the attention of the NSL News audience. Original members Jorge Grade and Luís Candeias told the NSL News at the World Challenge 2012 that their current coach Gary Smith was already working with their 1999 lineup, as well.
|Mondial 2012 2012||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Round 5||Round 6||Round 7||Round 8||Total||Avg|
|27||Atmosfera G4 (PT)||12||15||12||10||8||10||13||12||92||11.5|
|29||Estonia Lupus (EE)||10||14||12||9||11||10||14||11||91||11.4|
The Atmosfera G4 members are passionate 4way pioneers in Portugal and have been a solid part of the international 4way community since 2009. The team's performance level is going up year by year just as much as their engagement in the sport. Portugal's 4way progression began with a 4.3 average at the World Meet 1989 in Spain...
This year's 17.4 indoor average at the World Challenge 2013 was also the highest team average without a Super Sequence.
|World Challenge 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Total||Avg|
|18||Atmosfera G4 (PT)||23||23||13||16||13||16||20||15||20||15||174||17.4|
Atmosfera G4 has also attended each World Challenge since 2009 with the same lineup, which is a unique accomplishment in itself. In fact, the same counts for the outdoor meets in the same time period. Consistency and continuity is obviously a corner stone of the Atmosfera project.
The World Cup in Banjaluka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) is on the team's agenda for the 2013 season, and it would be no surprise to see the Atmosfera G4 8way team compete there for the first time. The Atmosfera project was extended to 8way not too long ago, and the team is in training.