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.