30 June-2 July 2017.
The city of Koprivnica hosted the SportOverBorders Opening Festival which took place
between 30 June and 2 July 2017. More than 300 inquirers attended the event, who came
from various sport clubs, associations and schools, but also several citizens were interested.
The programme started with sport activities (beach volleyball and swimming) at City Pools
Cerine. Beside sport events, also cultural programmes were organized: i.e. Motives of
Podravina, which is a traditional fair of old crafts and folk art. It was opened in the frame of
the festival already on Friday. The second day started with the official opening ceremony,
after which a Challenge Cup was organized. For this competition 8-10 youngsters (14-17
years-old) arrived from every partner city (Čazma, Hévíz and Zalaegerszeg) in order to
compete for the cup. They had to show their talent in athletics (relay 4 × 100 meters), street
basketball, mini football and badminton. The winner was the team of Koprivnica with the
total of 18 points. The second place went to the team of Hévíz for their 17 points.
Zalaegerszeg got the third place for its 13 points and Čazma finished fourth with 8 points.
In parallel with the championship, different sport clubs from Koprivnica were presented,
during which participants were actively involved. People interested had the opportunity to
try different sports: i.e. they were dancing Zumba, but also, the youngest participants
demonstrated what they are doing at the Small Sports School. Afterwards, in the evening
friendly matches were played in tennis, basketball, handball and football.
The closing day (2 nd July) was more about gastronomic and cultural events, however, those
who like sports went to visit the neighbourhood of the city by bike. All in all, during the
three-day- long festival, visitors had the opportunity to enjoy numerous sport, gastronomic,
cultural and music events.
There are several programmes coming up in the frame of SportOverBorders project which is
a project founded by the European Regional Development Fund in the frame of the
INTERREG VA Hungary-Croatia Cross-border Cooperation Programme.
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