Lošinj Finalizes Candidacy for European Island of Sport 2020

Daniela Rogulj

The final phase of candidacy to give Lošinj the title of the ”European Island of Sport 2020″ was presented at the Museum of Apoxyomenos. The prestigious title is awarded by the European Association of ACES Europe, reports HRTurizam on May 31, 2019. 

The idea arose several years ago with the rise of the promotion of Lošinj as a destination for various sports activities. At the beginning of this year, the island was offered an ideal opportunity for this candidacy and developed a conceptual solution in cooperation with the Sports Association of Mali Lošinj and other associates.

The Evaluating Committee (comprised of Gian Franco Lupatelli – President, Hugo Alonso – Secretary, Bilyana Mircheva, Lukaš Vorel Adams and Danilo Montanari) met on the island of Lošinj from May 28-30, 2019 and toured the sports infrastructure across the Lošinj terrain. It was crucial to show that a large number of islanders of different ages used their leisure time to engage in various sports activities.

“It is an indisputable fact that the island of Lošinj, among other things, is known for many accomplished sports results thanks to the meticulous and persistent work of Lošinj athletes. We are therefore honored to be nominated for the title of the European Island of Sport 2020. This extraordinary award will certainly be an incentive for new activities and content to bring sport on the island to a higher level. Numerous investments in sports infrastructure are planned so that we can track the needs of our athletes of all age groups, and we pay particular attention to children and young people,” said Ana Kučić, mayor of Mali Lošinj.

On the occasion of the World Sports Day, which was celebrated for the 27th year in a row, a rich program was held at the Bočac Sports Hall, which aimed to show a multitude of sports activities and clubs on the island.

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