Olympic Days in Ljubljana
07. 12. 2017
At the skating rink at Congress Square, about 30 former Olympians gathered to spread the Olympic spirit.
On Tuesday, December 5th, many former Slovenian Olympic athletes celebrated the pre-holiday atmosphere in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, by gathering in the city centre ice skating rink and spreading the Olympic spirit due to the nearby winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
The event, which brought together about 30 former Olympians of different generations, was held under the auspices of the Slovenian Olympic Committee with the aim of promoting sports and Olympism. Many participating Olympians tried ice skating in the rink, where they could show their skating skills, shoot some goals and hang out with visitors.
One of the most successful Slovenian Olympic champions, Miroslav Cerar addressed the visitors and wished for successful performances to the Sovenian athletes at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games and emphasized the importance of representing his country at the Olympic Games.
At the time of the event, the organizers also prepared an Olympic quiz, and many young people enjoyed meeting their sports idols.
Some of the former "non-winter" Olympians joined the event, like the swimmer Sara Sarajevik, whose favorite winter Olympic sport is skating and the legend of Slovenian basketball, player Aljoša Žorga, who also enjoys watching the Olympic Winter Sports
Among his favorite athletes, Žorga listed Bojan Križaj, who was also present at the event. The former Slovenian skier emphasized the importance of engaging in sport for development and also vital life: "The fact is that sport gives people one true education, a clear spirit and an active life."
News source: Delo.si
Photo credits: Jože Suhadolnik