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Find out more about the events happening in Slovenia during the European Week of Sport 2020.

Participants

140000

Events in the country

181

The ambassadors

Ana Umer

Biography

Benjamin Savšek

Biography

Brigita Langerholc Žager

Biography

Mitja Petkovšek

Biography

Anja Čarman

Biography

Andrej Hauptman

Biography

Marko Milič

Biography

Jernej Slivnik

Biography

Raša Sraka Vukovič

Biography

Žan Košir

Biography

Sašo Bertoncelj

Biography

Sara Isakovič

Biography

Miroslav Cerar

Biography

Ana Umer

Biography

Ana Umer is the most successful Slovenian archer. She was the European Champion in both 2015 and 2017, team silver in the 2017 European Archery Championships, and team bronzes in the 2016 and 2018 Polish Archery Championships. She was 1st place in the 2016 Veronika Cup.

Benjamin Savšek

Biography

Benjamin Savšek (born 24 March 1987) is a Slovenian slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 2002.
He won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships with a gold (C1: 2017), three silvers (C1: 2014, 2015, C1 team: 2018) and three bronzes (C1: 2013, C1 team: 2014, 2015). He also won seven medals at the European Canoe Slalom Championships (4 golds, 1 silver and 2 bronzes).
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the C1 event where he finished in 8th place. He finished in 6th place in the same event four years later at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Brigita Langerholc Žager

Biography

Brigita Langerholc is a Slovenian athlete. She performed for Slovenia at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and 2008 in Beijing.

Mitja Petkovšek

Biography

Mitja Petkovšek is a Slovenian gymnast. Petkovšek is a specialist on parallel bars, where he is world champion (2005, 2007), World Cup Final champion (2000, 2004), and European champion (2000, 2007, 2008). Although he has never won a medal at trhe Olympics, his total of 12 world championship, World Cup Finals, and European championship medals (7 of them Gold) means that he has both more parallel bars titles at these level and more medals than any other gymnast in the history of the sport. He is married to Mojca Rode, Slovenian rhythmic gymnast.

Anja Čarman

Biography

Anja Čarman is a Slovenian swimmer. She won several medals at European LC and SC Championships and competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. Anja is an alumnus of swimming powerhouse The Bolles School.

Andrej Hauptman

Biography

Andrej Hauptman is a Slovenian former professional road racing cyclist. He was a member of Slovenian Olympic team at Summer Olympic games 2000 in Sidney and 2004 in Athens.

Marko Milič

Biography

Marko Milič is a Slovenian former professional basketball player. After being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1997 NBA Draft (34th overall), Milič's rights were traded to the Phoenix Suns. After seeing limited NBA duty (44 career games) during his two seasons with the Suns, he returned to Europe and played for Union Olimpija , Real Madrid, Fortitudo Bologna, Pesaro (2004 Italian Cup finalist) and Virtus Bologna. He also represented Fenerbahçe in the first part of the 1998-99 season, due to the NBA season's lockout.

Jernej Slivnik

Biography

Jernej Slivnik is the most successful Slovenian para-alpine skier. He made his debut at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Games, making an excellent 12th place in the slalom, which is the best Slovenian ranking since the 1991 Paralympic Winter Games.

Raša Sraka Vukovič

Biography

Rasa Sraka Vukovic is a successful athlete and Olympian. She competed in Judo. She represented Slovenia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and 2012 in London, where she finished 7th.
At the 2005 World Cup in Cairo, she won the first medal in Slovenian judo history.

Žan Košir

Biography

Zan Košir has three Olympic medals, one silver and two bronze, which he won in Sochi 2014 and Pyongyang 2018.
Košir is currently one of the best snowboarders in the world. He competes in the Parallel Slalom and the Giant Slalom. He has his own team, which he also leads.

Sašo Bertoncelj

Biography

Sašo Bertoncelj got involved in gymnastics from a very early age. He started training at the National Sports Association at the age of seven. From the very beginning, his coach was Sebastian Piletic. He has won two medals at the European Championships in 2010 and 2014, and added silver medal from the European Championship in Glasgow in August in 2018.

In 2007, he became a university champion on horseback with handles. He became a Mediterranean champion at the 2013 Mediterranean Games. In 2012 and 2013, he was the overall winner of the World Cup rankings on horseback with handles. He recorded 24 World Cup podium finishes, including 8 wins.

In January 2018, the International Gymnastics Association named a gymnastics exercise after Sašo Bertoncelj.

Sara Isakovič

Biography

Sara Isakovič is the most successful Slovenian swimmer, winner of the silver Olympic medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which was the highlight of her sports career. After completing her career, she found her mission in researching brain function and performance in psychology.

After graduating from Berkeley University and a master's degree in San Diego, Sara began working with young athletes, pilots, and business people to help them perform optimally in stressful situations. Sara is committed to a healthy lifestyle and promotes mental and physical fitness for well-being in today's fast-paced and stressful life. She is also an anti-doping ambassador and fights for pure sport.

Miroslav Cerar

Biography

Highlighted events in this country

For more information
Slovenia
Wednesday, 23 September, 2020
#BeActive Day & Slovenian Day of Sport
Ljubljana

The Slovenian Parliament has enacted a new national holiday dedicated to sports, which will be celebrated every year on 23 of September. On this occasion, a major celebration and opening of the European Week of Sport will be organized on the main square in front of Parliament.

Thursday, 24 September, 2020
#BeActive Let's do sport and read
Maribor

As part of the Sport and Reading project, we read together with young athletes, search for sports literature and thus connect sport with the culture of reading. The purpose of the project is to encourage young athletes to a general reading culture. The meeting will be held in the Maribor library and is open to the publc;

Organizer: Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the National Education Institute of the Republic of Slovenia, the Olympic Committee of Slovenia-Association of Sports Associations and the Maribor Library

Friday, 25 September, 2020
#BeActive Olympic Festival
Ljubljana

Primarily intended for children and parents, but everyone who would like to meet even less media-exposed sports is welcome. The Olympic Festival will offer more than 40 sports challenges in one place, in which you will be able to compete with top athletes. For all of you who are not yet sports-inspired, we are preparing an interesting accompanying program. It is an established and well-attended mass sports event, which will take place for the sixth year in a row this year.

Organizer: Olympic Committee of Slovenia - Association of Sports Federations in cooperation with national branch sports federations and partners of the event.

Saturday, 26 September, 2020
#BeActive Sport games for employees
Velenje

Competition in five Olympic sports: indoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis and running. The project is designed as a competition of teams of employees in companies, public institutions and other organizations. Its purpose is to encourage the business public to engage in sports activities and to strengthen the link between the economy and sports through sports activities and socializing. Work organizations can apply at the link igrezaposlenih.olympic.si.

Organizer: Regional Office OKS-ZŠZ Velenje in cooperation with the Sports Association Velenje

Saturday, 26 September, 2020
#BeActive night - Charity run for young athletes from socially disadvantaded backgrounds
Ljubljana

In the European Week of Sport, in addition to extensive exercise and sports, we are also charitable. Join us on Saturday, September 26, at 6 pm at Kongresni trg in Ljubljana. Do something good for yourself and for athletes from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Each round counts, so come and collect as many rounds as possible. With each completed or passed round, you contribute funds to the Miroslav Cerar Foundation. The event will end with a music concert.

Organizer: Olympic Committee of Slovenia - Association of Sports Federations in cooperation with national branch sports federations and partners of the event.

Sunday, 27 September, 2020
#BeActive - Excercise on steel polygones
Nova Gorica, Jesenice, Tržič, Ljubljana, Grosuplje, Mozirje, Slovenja Gradec, Ravne na Koroškem, Murska Sobota, Ptuj, Posojna, Prevalje, Pivka;

The SIJ Group (Slovenian Steel Industry) and the Olympic Committee of Slovenia - Association of Sports Associations, with the support of local communities in municipalities across Slovenia, handed over 13 SIJ outdoor sports grounds to citizens, which are the result of their own production. Training on the training ground will be a challenge for many people to test their abilities on it. In order for the training to be effective and above all safe, a sports expert will be present at all training grounds during the European Sports Week on Sunday, 27 September 2019, from 10 am to 12 pm, and will be available for professional advice to all those who wish to train.

Organizer: Olympic Committee of Slovenia-Association of Sports Associations in cooperation with the Regional Offices of OKS-ZŠZ

Monday, 28 September, 2020
#BeActive Day for athletes with disabilities
Žalec/Šmepter

Description: following will be presented: Paracycling, Volleyball is sitting, Para tennis; Paraathletics, Golbal / Polygon for the blind, Parabasketbal, Curling, Boccia. Young members of various sports clubs from the region will compete with disabled athletes.

Organizer: Association for Sports for the Disabled of Slovenia - Paralympic Committee of Slovenia in cooperation with the Regional Office OKS-ZŠZ Žalec

Tuesday, 29 September, 2020
#BeActive Day for Elderly people
Across the Country

Sport is not only a physical activity, it also has an extremely strong social component, which is even more important in the third period of life. Active aging raises our quality of life. Therefore, the purpose of the meeting through morning exercise under the auspices of the School of Health Association, lectures and practical workshops is to provide individuals with basic information on how to best achieve this quality. On the Active Day of the Elderly, you have the opportunity to consult with a sports expert based on the results of the tests we will perform, what is your physical fitness and what kind of exercise is recommended for you in the future.

Organizer: OKS-ZŠZ regional offices, the School of Health Association and the Sports Union of Slovenia

Highlighted events in Europe

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The European Week of Sport supports thousands of events across Europe and beyond. You can download the list of highlighted events on the Commission's Sport website, or check out each country's external page celebrating the Week.

Update on 23 September 2019

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