Today in Poreč's Valamar Diamant Event & Sport hall, in the presence of numerous guests, guests and media representatives, Sport Fest 2020 was officially opened. On that occasion, the executive director of Sport Fest Alan Balen addressed the audience and presented the rich content of this sports weekend. The opening was concluded by the Mayor, Mr. Loris Peršurić, who on that occasion emphasized that Poreč, as a city of events and sports, is especially looking forward to Sport Fest in this specific year.
After the opening, and before the start of the conference, JUMP awards were given to individuals and organizations from all walks of life who promote and improve sports through their work and projects. The winners in 8 categories were:
CITY OF SPORTS - Grad Poreč
NEW NORMAL - SEHA League
SPORTS MARKETING - NK Osijek
INNOVATIONS IN SPORTS - “Fit&fun mini trampolin”
SPORTS EVENT - Firefighter Stair Challenge
SOCIAL CORPORATE RESPOSIBILITY - HandbALL IN
SPORT ONLINE – KK Zadar
SPORTS TOURISM - Sportsko rekreativna udruga Hakl na Taksiju
The first speaker of the conference was the President of the Croatian Olympic Committee Zlatko Mateša, then the celebrated water polo coach Mr. Ratko Rudić and through an online lecture the coach of NK Osijek, Mr. Nenad Bjelica. The second part of the conference was rounded off by the President of the Croatian Gymnastics Association, Mr. Marijo Možnik, Sara Kolak, Igor Blažinčić, Juraj Šebalj and Ivan Katanušić.
Several federations, clubs, sports equipment manufacturers and sports innovators with interesting and interactive content presented themselves at the fair. The presentation of the Croatian VR game Summer Sports at the stand of the Croatian Olympic Committee, in which players can become virtual Olympians in several disciplines, aroused great interest, so Sara Kolak also tried virtual javelin throwing.
Three exhibitions have also been opened:
Hrvatski sportski muzej – Franjo Bučar
Nik Titanik – sportske karikature
Filip Peraić – James Harden Illustrated
Second day of Sport Fest, 17.10. brings even more excitement with the continuation of the fair and conference, Run Croatia races at 5 and 10 kilometers, dodgeball, flying disc and Red Bull BMX acrobatics that are already known and extremely popular with the local audience.
Sport Fest ends on Sunday 18.10. at 5pm which gives all interested sports fans enough time to, given the conditions and measures, visit this unique event in a responsible way. The organizers remind that parking within the Valamar Diamant Resort and visits to the fair part of Sport Fest are free.
Sports weekend for all fans of all sports!
The fourth edition of Sport Fest returns to Poreč from October 16 to 18 with a lot of news and interesting things. With the slogan #vjernisportu and the desire for the fair, conference and competitions to be successful and safe, in coordination with the relevant services, conditions and measures have been prepared that will enable the holding of one of the major sporting events this specific year.
One of the most important news is the change of the location of the fair and conference, and the new venue is the Diamant Sport Event Hall within the Valamar Diamant Resort. The great news for all visitors is that free parking is provided and that entry to the fair is free of charge. The fair part includes a number of interesting exhibitors and the presentation of sports such as boxing, crossfit, bodybuilding, Red Bull BMX, skiing, fitness, mini trampoline, and there will be three exhibitions:
– Hrvatski sportski muzej: Franjo Bučar
– Nik Titanik: sportske karikature
– Filip Peraić: James Harden Illustrated
Conference participants will have the opportunity to listen to top lecturers of impressive sports careers, including:
– Ratko Rudić
– Zlatko Mateša
– Nenad Bjelica
– Stojko Vranković
– Sara Kolak
i mnogi drugi!
As always, there will be several competitions, among which the RUN Croatia race stands out in terms of the number of applicants and attractiveness, as well as the dodgeball and flying disc!
Join us to responsibly support sports in this way as well!
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We are pleased to announce that this year's content of Sport Fest will be even richer and more diverse! In addition to sports events, there will be 3 exhibitions. Filip Peraić, a well-known illustrator and designer who collaborates with many international companies and brands, has his own exhibition written about by the New York Times and CNN, among others. It is a James Harden Illustrated project with a series of portraits of one of the best players in the NBA league. He will be accompanied by Nick Titanic Studio, which specializes in making cartoons that are published daily in 24sata. The author and designer Nikola Plečko is also a big fan of sports, so his works are mostly sports-themed.
In the end, we are very pleased to present the Croatian Sports Museum, which will join us in Poreč with an exhibition of one of, if not the greatest man in Croatian sports, Franjo Bučar. The exhibition will contain numerous details and objects from his life and will be adapted for all ages. For all further information, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
In cooperation with the Epidemiological Service and the Istrian Civil Protection Headquarters, measures were adopted to hold this year's Sport Fest. Indoors, the number of visitors will not exceed 100 participants. The number of exhibitors is limited to a maximum of 30, and it is ensured that a gap will be prescribed between all of them. Also, wearing a protective face mask is mandatory when staying indoors, and all exhibitors must provide disinfectants at their stands. Everyone's body temperature will be measured at the entrance, and they will be asked to leave data to help prevent further infection. We appeal for solidarity and respect for all measures in order for everyone to protect each other.
This year, for obvious reasons, we place a particularly great focus on the highest standards of hygiene and safety. That is why we continuously communicate with our partners and hosts in Poreč and, of course, with the epidemiological services. The result is the decision to move the Sport Fest to the Diamant Hall within the Valamar Diamant Hotel, near the Žatika Hall. This decision enables the realization of standard and more advanced measures, but also several logistical advantages. Also important information is that there will be no organizational and content changes. For all further information, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.