The European Championships in Athletics – League 2 opened at the Freedom Stadium in Varaždin. The biggest athletic event in Varaždin’s sports history was inaugurated by MP Anđelko Stričak, the envoy of the Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia.
– After 30 years since the Junior European Athletics Championship was held in Varaždin, Varaždin has again won the top European athletic event – pointed out Anđelko Stričak and emphasized that they are among the many Croatian athletes who celebrated Croatia and our top athletes and athletes.
More than 600 athletes from 12 European countries competing in Varaždin and spectators who were welcomed from the stands by top European athletes were also greeted by Ivan Veštić, President of the Croatian Athletic Association.
– Get in a big athletic event, let’s show that we can cheer, that we are exemplary hosts! Let’s enjoy the performances of top athletes – said the President of the Croatian Athletic Association and thanked everyone who worked for the organization of the European Championship in Athletics – 2nd league.
The City of Varaždin, the exemplary host of this athletic event, thanked Erich Teigamägi, Delegate of the European Athletic Association.
– Varaždin is one of the major athletic cities in Europe this weekend. Be proud of that. You’re hosting a major athletic event – said a delegate from the European Athletic Federation.
Mayor of Varaždin, Ph.D. Ivan Čehok emphasized that thanks to this athletic event, Varaždin, a city with a long and rich athletic tradition, was given a renovated athletic stadium, which will be used by new generations of Varaždin athletes.
– This stadium is our beauty, where we can organize the biggest athletic events such as the European Championship in Athletics. It is fitting that Varaždin, the first royal vacant city, has its promotion in athletics – the queen of sports – said the mayor of Varaždin.