Welcome Message of Ivan Veštić President of the Croatian Athletic Federation and Local Organization Committee

Ivan Veštić

Ivan Veštić

President of the Croatian athletic federation

Dear sports friends, dear athletes,

with special joy I write this introductory letter of the web site where you can keep track of all the most important information and information about the maintenance of the European Team Championship in athletics – 2nd League, hosted on August 10 and 11, 2019 by the Republic of Croatia and the City of Varaždin.

As a tourist and sporting country, Croatia has shown its warmth, hospitality and sporting spirit many times so far to the world, which has led many athletes to the highest levels of European and world sports. The latest achievements of our soccer players (2018) and tennis players (winners Davis Cup 2018) are known, but in other sports Croatia also has top competitors. So in the athletics where we have been dominating our Sandra Perkovic for years, and there is also the Olympic winner in the throwing of the spears from Rio de Janeiro in 2010. – Sara Kolak. A whole host of young athletes have spent the last few years in relatively modest work conditions and the development of Croatian athletics, but this does not prevent them from achieving top achievements. Therefore, from the European Championship of Athletics – 2nd League, which we are proud of hosts this year, we expect a fight for every centimeter and a second and our athletes, in equal struggle with each other, achieve the desired placement in the First European Athletics League. This goal will not be easy to accomplish, and it depends on many factors, but there is no clear benchmark and success criteria anywhere in the athletics. And our success will be if all the contestants and other participants of this beautiful sports association in Varaždin and Croatia feel at home.

In this regard, as good hosts, we will try to create maximum conditions for each competitor and participant of this championship and we also expect top-quality sports results.

I want everybody a lot of sports happiness and success and a pleasant stay in Varaždin and Croatia!


Ivan Veštić
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
ETCH2nd Varaždin 2019

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