Bosphorus is the annual Asia-to-Europe swimming, rowing and sailing competition. It is organized by the National Olympic Committee of Turkey and numerous athletes; both Turkish and international take part in this competition. The swimming competition starts at the ferry port of Kanlica on the Black Sea which is the Asian side of Istanbul, and ends at Kuruçeþme Cemil Park on the European side, covering a 6.5km distance. The rowing race covers a 1.6 km distance from the Arnavutköy ferry port to Kuruçeþme Cemil Park. Various other events including underwater swimming, water-skiing and jet skiing shows, performances by dance groups and military band concerts are also part of the competition.  

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