Sofia is the World Capital of Sport for 2024

ACES Europe, Association of European Cities and Capitals of Sports, has declared that the city of Sofia is “World Capital of Sport” for the year 2024. Bulgarian capital city received this title because of their innovation and good practices in the field of sports. They host approximately 100 major sport events every year.

Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova said: “The award is given thanks to the large-scale and active activity that we have developed as the European Capital of Sport in recent years. Sofia received the support of Bulgarian athletes and attracted thousands of Sofia residents to sports activities”.

Mayor Fandakova continued: “In 2021, despite the pandemic, Sofia hosted 10 World and European championships and tournaments, and the events in our annual sports program are 109. Sofia Municipality invests in the development of sports for all ages. It supports sports clubs and children’s sports with a specially created program. Sports clubs are the places where future champions are created and developed”.

She thanked for the support of Bulgarian athletes, the faces of the capital of sports over the years, who also stood behind this initiative and by their example attract many young people, reports Novinite.

 

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